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How do i get a job gardening?

(19 Posts)
spod Sun 16-Jan-05 00:00:18

(why does that happen??)

original post:
I really wanna get a job... something horticultural.... love gardening, been doing it 12 years... have NO training/qualifications in this area... although have degree and masters degree in social science disciplines... what can i do... can't afford to retrain...

rickman Sun 16-Jan-05 00:00:45

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spod Sun 16-Jan-05 00:02:37

well if u happen to live in norfolk and dont mind my daughter tagging along... i'll sort your garden out!

KatieMac Sun 16-Jan-05 00:12:28

I live in Norfolk and I'm a childminders so I can look after your DD while you sort out MY garden.....pretty please??

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 00:13:04

where in norfolk?

Fran1 Sun 16-Jan-05 00:16:52

Can you not become self employed in designing gardens? start with a few ads and the rely on recommendations. or did you mean you want to get into somthing a bit more specialised.

I am a support worker in kent, and nearly everyone i see would like help in their gardens either re-designing, or just general up keep, and i can never ever find people to do the job for them! (not at reasonable price anyway).

Dp's Dad started doing it a few years ago as a "hobby" for friends, and soon he had a full time job out of it.

KatieMac Sun 16-Jan-05 00:19:27

Just by Acle ....... my garden needs lots of care, attention & love (a few hundred quid wouldn't hurt it either)

tillykins Sun 16-Jan-05 00:23:50

Adverts in garden centre spod?

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:26:11

so what could i reasonably charge do you reckon?

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:28:42

sorry katymac.... wrong side of norfolk for me... although if i ever get round to visiting me brother in great yarmouth i'll let you know!

essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:31:29

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essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:32:00

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spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:32:58

that is tempting essbee!

SueW Sun 16-Jan-05 14:34:39

£10-£15????

Round here (Notts/Derbys) pay would be about £5-6/hour for someone to do the garden (about the same rate as cleaning) according to local ads in Post Office. I know a friend in Surrey pays £10/hour for her gardener though.

essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:35:51

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essbee Sun 16-Jan-05 14:36:49

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spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:37:37

When I have paid a gardener its been about 10-15 quid too.... am seriously thinking maybe I should advertise and see what happens

spod Sun 16-Jan-05 14:38:04

gotta go just now... back later

collision Sun 16-Jan-05 14:40:54

Go for it! Loads of people need good gardners or even just someone to do bits and pieces. Advertise in garden centres and at playgroups and I know you will be busy. I paid £10 an hour for a chap in London to do my gardening.

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