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Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra temples 🇲🇹 Older than the Pyramids ⛏️

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Deck built in Sturry using all @jacksonsfencing timber with a counter joisted subframe for extra rigidity. 25 year guarantee against wood rot and insect attack

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Our Timberwolf TW230DHB out on hire to repeat client, and long-term supplier @barneyandthepizza Enjoy the power, my friend 👊🏽

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Little @jacksonsfencing install this morning on Pean Hill. Non stop rain but a nice bit of one-man mesh tensioning inspired by Mick Gould Commercials Ltd and how they use any fixed object as an anchor when recovering HGVs!

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Man, machine, grab, and shingle supplied for Pete and Stu at @chaucerpropertyservices Trench dug for new drainage run and a clean load of hardcore away on a rainy Wednesday in Canterbury. For kitchens and bathrooms, give these guys a call 📞

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A little job from 7 years ago with Chaz at @crccoastal Concrete pads for a 2 post lift at @kent_tuning I was so paranoid they would fail we dug 6 or 7 times deeper than the recommended spec and flared the bottom of the holes. Dug and knocked up by hand over an evening; the proof was in the pudding as thousands of cars have been safely worked on since 👊🏽 I loved that old Passat estate 🥲

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APL inspection passed 🤙 Landscaping is an industry with little to no regulation, so choosing an APL member to build your garden is a sensible move. As part of our membership, we have site inspections to assess workmanship, health and safety, staff welfare, etc. Behind the scenes, we are vetted for quoting transparency, company accounts, and a wealth of policies and procedures to ensure we provide a professional, sustainable, and compliant service. If you require a professional landscaping company for your garden, driveway, or fence, look no further than your local @apl_news member ⭐️

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Happy Valentines Day garden lovers! 🩷 This is Lamprocapnos spectabilis or Asian Bleeding Heart in all its glory. Back when I was at Hadlow College, this plant had a different botanical name. Bonus point if you can remember it!

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Four of us got together after a day's work to pull the chipper apart and get it running again. Nothing beats the camaraderie between men when there's machinery and problem solving involved. This is the example of what a man was when I was growing up, and what I hope to be for my sons too. Hands on, and gets shit done. We're heading into a world where machines are untameable and boys are becoming lazy. Today was like being back in simpler times when men were still practical and knew no other way than to work hard. Thanks for a great day lads. Long live the past!

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William Masters was a nurseryman, garden designer and botanist born in Canterbury in 1796. Very excited to be restoring some of his work from the 1860s next month at a very well known English Heritage location in Kent 🏰🌿 #hortusduroverni

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Nice review for a little patch up job done on my lunch break 😃

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A herbivore's breakfast, followed by some more homework. We're currently one Curtis deep at the front and one Daddy deep at invert level 🌿⛏️🧡

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#throwbackthursday I loved running these two stunners back in 2017 🌿

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Happy New Year all! Our Timberwolf Chipper has just returned from a bank holiday hire ready for a new set of belts and a full service with parts from @spectrum_plant May the next 12 months bring good health, fortune, and prosperity to grafters everywhere ✨️

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Merry Christmas to all our clients, colleagues, subbies, suppliers, friends and family. It's been another good year and we wish you all the best for 2024!

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Farm quad sent out on hire this morning for some tight access timber extraction 🌳

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Thanks to the @alexbirdtrees crew for calling us in to haul some big Tilia pieces near Dover 🏗🌳

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Thank you for all your tree orders this year🎄 Merry Christmas everyone

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The Whitstable trees are in 🎄 A contract I've been very fortunate to have for a good few years now 🙏🏽 Thank you @marsh1425 @whitsparkle @stocks_of_whitstable @owenbrooker__ @whitstableumbrellacentre @gardencafe_whitstable

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A great day out to @futurescapeevent with some of my favourite landscapers, suppliers, innovators, and expert witnesses! 🤩

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5 🌟 Small jobs are always treated with the same level of care as the big ones. Jacksons Fencing

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

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How to pay for your Christmas tree: 1. Use the QR code to send payment 2. WhatsApp your name, tree size, address, and delivery date to 07762 555819 3. Crack open a cold one Remember, delivery dates are: 25/11 02/12 09/12 🎄🎁⛄️🍻 CT1 - CT12

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A throwback from a good few years ago... Fast forward to now and I have CHRISTMAS TREE PRICES FOR YOU - frozen from last year! 🎄🎄🎄 3-4ft Potted - £50 5ft - £44 6ft - £53 7ft - £62 8ft - £71 10ft - £110 12ft - POA 15ft - POA 20ft - POA PRE-PAY ONLY THIS YEAR WhatsApp 07762 555819 for the payment details. Please send size, address, and chosen date. Three delivery dates available: Sat 25th Nov Sat 2nd Dec Sat 9th Dec 🎄🎄🎄

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Can you guess what's on the horizon... 🎄

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Wow what can I say. In the 17hrs since I posted a call to arms for your help I've had untold phone calls and messages of support along with a mindblowing 25 enquiries to follow up on!!! Not only that, a really interesting project I priced up a month or so back just emailed to accept and I'm on cloud nine. Sometimes you've got to stick the public vulnerability plunger down the pipeline to unclog a flurry of opportunities 🤣 I'm so grateful to you all. The boys will now get their birthday piano and ride on police car and you are all responsible for that. Blown away. This community is completely unrivalled ❤️

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After 3 great years of abundance in the construction industry it seems the bubble is starting to burst as we approach what may or may not be a recession. We've had the good fortune to cherry pick great projects and enjoy the daily slog despite absorbing wild fuel costs and material price fluctuations. Some will admit and others won't, but we are heading into difficult times particularly for a luxury trade like landscaping. I've seen plenty of lads up and down the country selling up assets and looking for employed roles as the pipelines dry up. From our own perspective I'm sad to admit that we're quoting a lot less than normal and converting next to nothing from our enquiries. So in true Bill fashion I'm being transparent with my contacts that I'm actively seeking landscaping projects to pay the mortgage and feed the kids. I've been very fortunate to drive 8 wheel tippers overnight recently for a good friend who has been kind enough to share some work and I'm sure he knows I treat the lorry and contract like it's my own and hopefully I'm an asset rather than a burden to his enterprise. So to my contacts, what I'm hoping for is to be useful to you too. Concreting, tarmacing, fencing, gates, dropped kerbs, driveways, patios, tree and hedge care, you name it, small or large. I also run a small fleet of plant you might find useful too: chipper, quad, micro digger, track barrow, 18t grab, rotavators, 3.5t tipper trailer, ped roller, etc. We're based in Canterbury and typically cover Thanet and Canterbury districts but of course I'd be willing to run a bit further. We're APL, Bradstone and Jacksons Fencing Approved. I'd like to think we're a pleasant company to work with. There's a handful of small jobs on the desk left to quote early in the week so fingers crossed the November schedule fills out a bit. In my 11 years of trading I've never had to resort to a message like this but now's not the time to be proud. To all my industry colleagues: stay resolute and keep pushing on. Don't throw the towel in too early, but ultimately make the right choice for your own sanity and the wellbeing of your family. Thank you for reading, I'd love to hear from you if you think we could be of assistance. Bill Cordès WhatsApp 07762 555819 01227 287092 bill@cordeshorticultural.co.uk

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Seeking a grand entrance? What about these Hythe Courtyard Gates we fitted last year from Jacksons Fencing As an Approved Installer we have vast experience of their products and true belief in the quality and longevity. What other supplier can offer you a 25 year guarantee against wood rot and insect attack? Kerb appeal starts with a Jacksons Fence! #jacksonsfencing #fence #canterbury #hernebay #whitstable #margate #broadstairs #ramsgate #faversham #landscaper #landscaping #fencing

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Great to be recognised for passing nearly £63k of business to my colleagues in the last 6 months. Networking at Canterbury BNI has been a huge part of my own business for the last 9 years, and it's rewarding to give back to others. Got to try on @sexywalls_theitalianjob 's wig too 🤣

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Brickwork, Block Paving, Porcelain, Natural Stone, Dropped Kerbs - Tarmac and Concrete. Call Cordès Horticultural Ltd. for all your hard landscaping requirements Covering Canterbury and Thanet districts 01227 287092 bill@cordeshorticultural.co.uk

Brickwork, Block Paving, Porcelain, Natural Stone, Dropped Kerbs - Tarmac and Concrete.
Call Cordès Horticultural Ltd. for all your hard landscaping requirements 

Covering Canterbury and Thanet districts

01227 287092
<a href=bill@cordeshorticultural.co.uk"/>
Brickwork, Block Paving, Porcelain, Natural Stone, Dropped Kerbs - Tarmac and Concrete.
Call Cordès Horticultural Ltd. for all your hard landscaping requirements 

Covering Canterbury and Thanet districts

01227 287092
<a href=bill@cordeshorticultural.co.uk"/> Brickwork, Block Paving, Porcelain, Natural Stone, Dropped Kerbs - Tarmac and Concrete.
Call Cordès Horticultural Ltd. for all your hard landscaping requirements 

Covering Canterbury and Thanet districts

01227 287092
<a href=bill@cordeshorticultural.co.uk"/> +8 Brickwork, Block Paving, Porcelain, Natural Stone, Dropped Kerbs - Tarmac and Concrete.
Call Cordès Horticultural Ltd. for all your hard landscaping requirements 

Covering Canterbury and Thanet districts

01227 287092
<a href=bill@cordeshorticultural.co.uk"/>
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Received this framed testimonial this morning! Particularly nice that all the extra effort we went to was recognised. Another job well done 👍

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Young enough to still be inspired. So proud of you boys x

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Two mowers gathering dust looking for new homes. Red - Westwood V20-50. Will put a new battery on it. Will need a new belt cover. I used it twice before ceasing grounds maintenance operations. Has sat in dry storage for last 2+years. £2,500+VAT asking price, they are fetching £4k on ebay. Orange - Ariens Ikon X 42. Fantastic mower, zero turn, side discharge, good mower for finishing or rough cut with deck on highest setting. Owned since new. Couple of repairs on rear tyre. Only 124hrs on the clock, a real money earner. Dry stored its whole life. £3,000+VAT asking price, these are 5k+ to buy new. Open to offers and will do a deal for both if gone by mid October. Thanks for looking Bill

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Domestic projects will always be our number one focus but behind the scenes we offer a few hire services to other trades too: 🦀 Subby grab work - other forward-thinking grab firms use us on sites where their bigger lorries can't fit. We always act on behalf of the grab firm, never direct to the client. 🚜+🍟 Farm quad and chipper - tree surgeons and woodland owners use our quad for sites where a truck isn't viable. The chipper is available too. 🛼+🍽 Compaction - our roller and plate compactor are perfect for sub-bases, potholes, paving and surfacing. ⛓️PostPuller - with 4 tons of pulling force this tool is a game changer for fencers seeking quick, quiet and easy post extractions. 🍴🏋‍♂️ Excavator Forklift - this attachment has been used to hang heavy gates, haul bulk bags across domestic sites, and most impressively rescue a seized track barrow from a confined building site. Comes with operative!

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Basic Sandstone patio with clay pavers from June. Not an overly motivating design, but an exercise in good practice nonetheless! Reduce down to subsoil, 2.6m³ soakaway, terram, primary Type 1, @ultrascape_uk bonding mortar, and flowpoint. A painful reminder of the week we laid our best friend Emmett to rest 💔 @nozzalondonstone coming up with the goods as always 👍

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Peaceful al fresco retreat by the Broadstairs coast 🍷🫒🌅 Garden room by Omega Windows Doors & Conservatories Porcelain and Clays from London Stone Meadow from Wildflower Turf Flowpoint from The Paving Experts Instarmac Group plc Materials from MBS Group Ltd Mitcham building supplies

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Concrete crossover for Mandi as the final piece of her project. What a great client she has been! #droppedkerb

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Gold Winners! Well done all. Another great experience to work on this one 🙏🏽

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Lovely little overcab lift, loading banger boards from the last job to take to the new job 🏗

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Huge congratulations to @northern_landscaper_gareth_ and the wider team on a Silver Gilt Medal and full marks for construction. Privileged to have spent a day in the thick of it 🙏 #chelseaflowershow2023

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To compound my happy day yesterday I got this email while at Chelsea ❤️ George is also known as Steve in some exclusive circles 🤣

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What an honour to be invited by Gareth Wilson Garden & Landscaping Consultant to do a day's work on the RBC Brewin Dolphin garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes Garden Design at RHS - Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show 2023 🙏❤️ @georgewhellers94 Garden built by the capable hands of @precision.scapes_adam @everest_gardenlandscapes @t.hoyle_landscapes good luck lads

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Our road legal Honda 450 farm quad going out on hire to the lovely @alexbirdtrees mob for some off-road arb work 🤩

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We've reached 11 years in business! This means one thing... I am completely unemployable now so have to make this work until retirement 🤣 Thanks for all the support along the way from clients, friends, family, subbies, colleagues, suppliers and everyone else. Well over 1/3 of my life dedicated to the dream, I wonder what the next 11 will look like 🤔🙏❤️

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My favourite part of networking is generating work for others. Last year I referred sub £30k in 12 months. Last month I passed £40k worth of external business in 4 weeks and it feels great! Contact me if you want to visit the second best BNI group in the whole of the UK passing £4m a year between 60+ members 💷

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Looking through the order book we've got some porcelain jobs 🙂, some Victorian mosaic tiling 🤩, some sandstone 🤢, a tarmac crossover 🔥, a concrete crossover 👷‍♂️, some traditional Flemish bond retaining walls 😍 and a vegetable garden 🍆. Before Christmas I would really like to add a few more Bradstone driveways, some more Jacksons Fencing installs, some Yellow Limestone, some clay paver work, maybe some Travertine if anyone's brave enough for it! Seeking some variety in new commissions (late summer onwards) to keep things exciting. Particularly enjoy building 'proper' gardens with heavy mixed planting and tasteful hard landscaping for clients open to the unusual or something a little different 🙏🌱

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Investing in yourself hurts in the short term but pays dividends in the long run 💪 New Gölz wet bridge saw added to the arsenal for precise, safe, and comfortable cutting of porcelain ⭐️ @tilerstools

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