Gardener rates ?  

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Andy.Clacton
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25/09/2017 9:30 am  

hi,

i just had some gardening work done - hedge trimming - worked out to around £27 an hour !

even if you factor in time to dispose of garden waste, that seems extraordinarily high for a gardener.

there are highly skilled builders not earning this much.

i know someone in Norwich - and they say the going rate is around £12.50 around there. 

just interested in the kind of rates people are paying for gardeners in Clacton.

thanks 

 


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Viv S
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25/09/2017 12:56 pm  

Varies here between £10-15 an hour.  Most hedge trimmers would do mulch it up but even £27 an hour sound very high.  Skilled trades roughly around £140-160 on a day rate


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Gail C
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25/09/2017 1:17 pm  

I pay my gardener £12 an hour.  I have a brown bin so all the off cuts go in there.


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Andy.Clacton
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25/09/2017 10:29 pm  

thanks for the replies everyone.

 

hi Glo - no, he wasn't the one who lives in Jaywick. thanks for the heads-up though; i'll be vigilant should anyone show up from jaywick.

 

i think my house must be on some sort of "gullible" list that's passed around all these tradesmen. the lady who lived here before me had a lot of cowboys do work for her and over charged her. i seem to be following in her footsteps. i've already been ripped off a couple of times. 

 

doesn't make any sense to me. charge a fair price, do good work - get repeat business and good word of mouth which leads to more work. over charging is only good for the short-term surely. 

 

 

 


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Viv S
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25/09/2017 10:56 pm  
Posted by: Andy.Clacton

thanks for the replies everyone.

 

hi Glo - no, he wasn't the one who lives in Jaywick. thanks for the heads-up though; i'll be vigilant should anyone show up from jaywick.

 

i think my house must be on some sort of "gullible" list that's passed around all these tradesmen. the lady who lived here before me had a lot of cowboys do work for her and over charged her. i seem to be following in her footsteps. i've already been ripped off a couple of times. 

 

doesn't make any sense to me. charge a fair price, do good work - get repeat business and good word of mouth which leads to more work. over charging is only good for the short-term surely. 

 

 

 

LOL with bells on.  I think I am on the same list!!


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