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BlackGnome77 Mon 03-Oct-16 11:29:28

I have just started my own gardening round in stepney east london.Tend do all gardening by hand tools no pesticides are used.My hourly rate is £8.50 is this to much

Ferguson Mon 03-Oct-16 20:01:58

Come and do ours! But we are in Devon!!

We pay £13 and £15 to two different guys; plus they get coffee and cakes.

passthecheese Mon 03-Oct-16 20:20:36

I'm assured by those in the know that the going rate for gardeners in NW London is £15ph. This from people at Capel Manor college.

ElasticFirecracker Mon 03-Oct-16 20:25:31

I pay £15+ per hour outside London, so you could probably charge more.

ShortLass Tue 04-Oct-16 15:16:58

Why not do an introductory offer?

£8.50 now, rising to £15 in the spring (when more people are likely to look for gardeners).

Are you covering your costs for £8.50? Do you have a van to carry all your tools to the job? Petrol costs. Cost of tools. Plus insurance and other business costs.

Hand tools? Do you use a push mower? That'll be a lot of work if someone with a big garden takes you on. Otherwise, petrol mowers are not cheap to buy.

When I had a gardener, I seem to remember I paid her £35. She came round once a month and only spent an hour doing my garden, but she was so efficient that she did in that hour what it would have taken me an entire day to do. Was worth it for me.

BlackGnome77 Wed 05-Oct-16 17:13:38

just because some charges £15.00 to £20. 00 does not neccessarily mean they are any better. ITjust means they take longer to do the job

BlackGnome77 Thu 06-Oct-16 12:01:55

might take you up on that i like devon

BlackGnome77 Thu 06-Oct-16 12:03:20

might take you up on that i like devon

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