Help!! Gardener wanted to tame garden of run-down house

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by RhiannonMulrenan, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. The Nut

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    Me too Pops I have found that 9999999.9999% of people in here to be very kind in thought and deed and full of info.... and they never seem to tire of my daft questions :)


    30.quid an hour my goodness Ive missed my vocation in life:eek:
     
  2. walnut

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    Were you in the scouts Nut? you missed the clean bit off "a scout is clean in thought word and deed":D
     
  3. The Nut

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    scouts...ow very dare you I was a soddin brownie...wanna see me toggle..or woggle oops I mean me badge for making beans on toast
     
  4. redstar

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    Would not that be a neat job. A traveling gardener. Travel from country to country, fixing up old/forgotten gardens, staying there with free room and board, seeing the sites of the local area. Finishing the gardens then moving to the next forgotten glen.
     
  5. Pro Gard

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    I think my comment was quite mild, perhaps a bit terse but hey, you must get easily offended.

    Anyway at the end of the day its my own opinion, thats all.

    What you were sudgesting is a very strange arangment, not one that would normaly ocur hence my comment.

    If you have questions about pruning etc then ask away, hell I might even reply I give advice often enough.
     
  6. lollipop

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    Hi Red-Kind of like the littlest hobo with a trowel. Or the A team!
     
  7. Pro Gard

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    BTW, if the £30 ph includes waste removal then id say its fair. Out of the £30 comes insurance, fuel, machinery costs, tax, accountancy fees, waste disposal etc. At the end of this the contractor will ACTUALY be making around £15-£20 or less an averadge hourly rate for many jobs.

    You then have all the unseen time maintaing equipment, priceing up work etc.

    Personally I dont work on an hourly basis, One off jobs are done on a fixed price, regular work at day rate. Obviusly one off type jobs attract a premium (this is the norm).

    Maybee i am a bit touchy but it pees me off something cronic the misconceptions about garden maintance and self employment in general.

    If anyone thinks its a walk in the park then they can come and work with me for a day and see the realitys of the job.
     
  8. Pro Gard

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    The lad has made an intelligent point P.

    Either way, you`re both getting on me wick now with this row, can you not both drop it?
     
  10. Pro Gard

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    I have left it, I havent made any postings on the subject today.
     
  11. spudbristol

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    I think 30 quid a hour is a bit steep myself unless they get alot done in a hour i personally read the post as they want to pay for the work but also want the person to teach em how to do it themselves :D
     
  12. lollipop

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    Spud-In that first hour a lot gets sorted, primarily the extent of work needed. As a first visit, if I were a professional horticulturalist I would charge a heck of a lot more.

    If I ever move to Bristol which is as likely as me swimming the Atlantic I`ll get you in.
     
  13. The Nut

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    Pops u cant go to Bristol its full of folk who talk funny
     
  14. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Sounds like the job for someone who's basically retired but likes a challenge.

    Give me another 12yrs and maybe I'd like the job.:D

    I've been to Findon.

    Its a very nice area.:)
     
  15. The Nut

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