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what's a gardner worth?

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Granmum1 Fri 03-Jul-15 09:56:33

My husband is a professional gardner (Pershore College and Birmingham). He is self employed and works in north Herefordshire.Most clients are reluctant to pay more than £10 per hour, we are led to believe that other gardeners in the area charge £15+ per hour, be this is just hear say. Any thoughts advice would be appreciated. I feel we are walking in treacle. Thanks

Monica101 Fri 03-Jul-15 16:31:01

I pay £11 ph in Stanmore. It seems to be the going rate.

I don't really think my gardener is particularly knowledgeable but he is not bad and is very reliable.

I would pay more for someone who could advise on plants and design though.

Ferguson Fri 03-Jul-15 22:44:17

In Devon we pay £13 an hour, but he isn't 'qualified', just a good strong young worker.

MrsMarigold Fri 03-Jul-15 22:50:37

In north London £20 per hour is the going rate, but quite a few charge £25 per hours

DoreenLethal Fri 03-Jul-15 22:51:39

Worth what you can get people to pay. Dont underprice yourself though.

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