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Mark Rowe @ MLR Garden Services replied to Peter sellers's discussion wheeled strimmer and pedestrian mower for very steep banks
"We use an AS 940 for steep banks that we mow on a fortnightly basis. we hire it as it is very expensive to purchase for one job. we have never  had an issue with the machine slipping. we mow up and down with one section where we mow sideways. angles…"
4 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Luke brooks's discussion What’s your tipple
"Nice glass of rum chills me right down...."
7 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Samantha B's discussion Gardening after appendix surgery
"As with any invasive operation, you need time to recover and recuperate. Accept the fact that you can't work for at least 2 weeks and follow medical advice. I would have thought the doctors would have informed you how long you should be off work?…"
7 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Luke brooks's discussion What’s your tipple
"Real Ale from American Hops after a day's work or a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio white wine (not Chardonnay!) and occasionally a glass of Calvados whilst listening to Folk music. On a really hot day, we will have chilled Rose with ice in the glass…"
7 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to John Evans's discussion Plastic pots
"Contact your local council to see if the pots can be collected. Alternatively check out Homebase or B&Q as they sometime have a Pots Amensity week. It's a problem and the Industry need to reduce the amount of plastic. I did trial  biodegradable ones…"
7 hours ago
Andrew Midgley replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"I have a Eliet scarifier which is very manoeuvrable and does a good job. There may be a model that does the interchanging tines?"
7 hours ago
Jamie Booth replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Yes I have been considering the Billy GoatThanks for your help. "
8 hours ago
Jamie Booth replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Well I use the hollow tine prior to scarifying so the plugs get chopped up and collected with the moss. If I wasn't scarifying I would use solid tines so as not to make a mess that needs clearing up. "
8 hours ago
Kevin Bradnick replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"I use the Billy Goat Plugr 18 and it is heavy but surprisingly manouverable once you get a feel for it. Handles fold down and I can push into the van on the ramp easily enough on my own. Not something I'd want to be doing all the time but certainly…"
8 hours ago
John Evans posted a discussion
I've got yet another stack of plastic plots left over from a planting job. I re-use as many as I can for my own use in clients gardens/greenhouses and at home, and give many to friends and family and on freecycle etc. but still have loads. Does…
8 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"Do you use a leaf blower to clear up?"
17 hours ago
Jamie Booth replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"The LA25 Camon weighs about  120kg and comes with hollow and solid tines so you don’t have to take plugs if you don’t want to tidy up.
the Weibang I hired weighed nearly 250kg and kept breaking down."
18 hours ago
Rob Davies replied to Rob Davies's discussion Spanish Bluebells
"Hi Paul
Thanks for replying. I wondered about that as I've got a fairly monstrous burner I use for heather burning, but I dont know if it would kill the bulbs, I suspect probably not, but its got to be worth a go!"
18 hours ago
James ODonnell replied to James ODonnell's discussion Customer special request
"Thanks for all the replies and ideas. I plan to investigate alll the ideas at the end of the week and tray come up with a plan at the weekend. "
18 hours ago
Tim Wallach replied to Jamie Booth's discussion Hollow tine aerators.
"hired a hollow tine Camon for 2 days for £140.   Weighs a hideous amount. The holes were not as deep as I expected (considering they ask you to check you have 4 inch depth).
 
Fracture tines sounds good as clearing up takes much longer than running…"
19 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Luke brooks's discussion What’s your tipple
"I do love me a bottle of citra after a hard day's graft."
20 hours ago
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Plastic pots

I've got yet another stack of plastic plots left over from a planting job. I re-use as many as I can for my own use in clients gardens/greenhouses and at home, and give many to friends and family and on freecycle etc. but still have loads. Does…

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1 Reply · Reply by Andrew Midgley 7 hours ago
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Hollow tine aerators.

I've had a heavy Chinese machine on hire and it did the job but was awful to use. I want to buy a machine and am considering a Camon LA25 made by Tracmaster. It's about the right weight and money for myself. The Groundsman is undoubtedly a better…

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8 Replies · Reply by Andrew Midgley 7 hours ago
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Spanish Bluebells

Hello allAnyone got any suggestions for controlling spanish bluebells in borders and lawns? Have tried Roundup provantage 480, and its having an effect, but its very slow! Have lost touch with the herbicide side of agriculture a bit, so wondered if…

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4 Replies · Reply by Rob Davies 18 hours ago
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