I want to employ a gardener for our house garden in Liverpool. It's too
big for me to look after. Does anyone have any suggestions in how best
to go about advertising for one and how to tell how good those answering
What is a fair hourly rate?
Higgs Boson;962063 Wrote:
> Could you ask at your neighborhood nursery? They might have a
Thanks HB, that was the kind of answer I was looking for.
I'm not sure if the problem is that everyone thinks the answer is so
obvious it's not worth stating? Or no-one here has any experience
employing gardeners because they're doing it all themselves?
****Now, now, Mark, simmer down...this is a friendly group; no harm
Can't say how our long-distance friends function, but I have a long-
time gardener to mow & edge. Everything else I do myself. (!!!!)
My deal with Antonio: Mow & edge one week; next week do some big job
that is getting too much for me or I don't want to bother.
Ex: Prune a very large shrub (he always does an artistic job), or
trim the large front hedge, or weed some particularly noxious bed,
or.... It's been working out fine for years. He also gives his
requested input on plans.
I fix him a nice breakfast/snack/coffee every week, which he seems to
enjoy and I give him lemons from my tree. .
Thanks D, let me clarify.
I'm not looking for advice specific to Liverpool, although maybe anyone
trying to help might wonder wherabouts I am. I'm a total novice looking
for some general principles on how where to look and how to pick someone
if I have some options.
I'm not the only one - if you do a google search for "i need a gar" the
top search is "I need a gardener". Does anybody rate any of the sites
you get on this search, by the way?
The general principles are the same for engaging any worker who is going to
work at your place. How do engage a plumber or a housekeeper? How do you
tell if a plumber is any good if you are not skilled in that work yourself?
There is nothing special about gardeners in that respect, use the same
When you asked for an hourly rate your *were* asking for specific
information about Liverpool. How will the going rate at Dungog in AU$ help?
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