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Designing for cave dwellers

I used to live in Brittany, where I worked for a while on a plant nursery. One day while weeding the pots of Azaleas, my boss pointed at the hedge, saying ‘regardes, troglodyte!’ , which I translated as ‘look, a cave dweller!’. Puzzling: life in rura

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John F replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"I find cordless is is a joy to use on hedges which just need regular trimming and existing shape and height maintaining but i find petrol has the edge on the bigger jobs but i understand from what i learn on here that there are stihl cordless models…"
30 minutes ago
Gary McGeown replied to Terka Acton's discussion Sunken trampoline supply/installation
"Some of the images below look pretty great, and we have found that there are usually excellent videos available from the trampoline manufacturers on Youtube. We have some videos from Berg. Let us know if you want to have a look.
Gary"
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Dave Hooper replied to Adam Woods's discussion Renovating box topiary
"I'd always use a hedge cutter for Stuff like that, especially renovation."
1 hour ago
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion Renovating box topiary
"Well here are two examples of the problems - and to remind people... I have been doing the garden (2acres) on around 3 hours a week for the past 2 years or so - and tbh have followed the shape that the cones and spheres were.  We could quite easily…"
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Brian www.mibservices.co.uk replied to Gary RK's discussion Ramps - what are the options ?
"Hi Gary, aye good mate, except the obvious C19 we're all going through..... you ?"
5 hours ago
Bruce Martin replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"sorry should of made it clear I do servicing generally on it ie greasing etc every month but send it for a full service once a year - no sap hasn't dried - taken head off nothing looks stuff and well lubricated - looks like it is in the main gearbox…"
5 hours ago
Dave Hooper replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"I use mine this morning to cut the top off a laylandi hedge, it hadn't been cut for two years, it did fine. But I had to get the petrol poll saw out for a few bits.
You should try a demo one, I wish a brought them years ago!"
6 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion Ramps - what are the options ?
"Hi all, many thanks 👍 How the devil are you Brian ? ?"
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Bruce Martin replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"ok so probably no good for me then as I have to cut thicker stuff - thanks for your reply
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Dave Hooper replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"Only ever own Stihl, but I've found long handled hedge cutter gear heads are only good for three- four years, on the older style of sthil. The new ones I can't say mines still going, but the blades are only really can't good for three years.
I Only…"
6 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Bruce Martin's discussion petrol v battery
"There are others on here far better with machines than me, and I'm sure they'll be along, and I hope I'm not being patronising, but there should be a reason why the blades have seized. If you are using the hedge cutter a lot then I wouldn't have…"
7 hours ago
Richard Shelton replied to Paul Doyle's discussion Viburnum problem
"It is interesting that this question has been raised, and I can't offer any more advice than that given so far.
However, I do have another question above Viburnum - Is it just me and my team - but we hate Viburnum! It can look pretty when flowering…"
8 hours ago
Bruce Martin posted a discussion
Any views on battery v petrol for a long reach pole trimmerI have had a petrol husqvarna for quite a few years but unfortunately coming to the end of its life I feel as blades have ceased (although this one is only 3 years old ! and maintained…
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petrol v battery

Any views on battery v petrol for a long reach pole trimmerI have had a petrol husqvarna for quite a few years but unfortunately coming to the end of its life I feel as blades have ceased (although this one is only 3 years old ! and maintained…

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6 Replies · Reply by John F 30 minutes ago

Viburnum problem

Hi All,Can anyone identify the problem on these viburnum. They are planted this year and were fine until a few days ago. They were sprayed with liquid fertiliser last week mixed with pesticide..... at least I hope thsts what it was.. Paul

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8 Replies · Reply by Richard Shelton 8 hours ago