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Robinson Landscape Design Ravenswick Hall, Kirbymoorside, North Yorkshire.
Country Estate in Royal Deeside Royal Deeside
Hard Landscape Team Leader - B398
Senior Gardener - live out
Riley Enterprises Ribble Valley area of Lancashire
Beaverbrook KT22 8QX, Leatherhead
These attractive trees and shrubs add great value to the landscape and are good for hedging, says Miranda Kimberley.
These evergreen, aromatic shrubs work well in gardens, parks and amenity schemes, writes Miranda Kimberley.
Tough alder trees can be economic as well as offering decorative leaves, catkins and cones, writes Miranda Kimberley.
A limited supply of labour makes it more important to be an attractive employer, says Neville Stein.
Detailed inventories can help to prevent accidents as well as liability claims, writes Alan Sargent.
Cutting staff is not always a smart response to higher labour costs, writes Neville Stein.
Fed up of having to start and restart blowers? Then there is the refuelling, mixing the two-stroke and carrying a spare can. Once running, emissions can be unpleasant and noise from a petrol engine demands earmuffs be worn. An alternative is battery power.
In a gunslinging action, Nixon twirls a loop-handled pruner around his finger and pretends to holster the tool. But there are no cowboys here.
Construction industry forecasts show that continued lack of clarity over Brexit is causing contraction in growth.
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