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John F replied to Richard Parkinson's discussion Mental Health (OCD) and Pesticides
"Hi Richard well done for highlighting this I know it affects many people to a degree  
The Electrician reference is a familiar story I know an electrician who was time served and worked for a company with no issues until he became self employed and…"
3 hours ago
Billybop replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"I had one client similar he couldn't care less that each carrot stood him at £20 each, runner beans maybe a fiver apiece, a couple of carefully curated melons in the greenhouse probably 200 quid, he was living the dream in his retirement, now at…"
5 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"Hi Tracy, the work is out there, BUT it will take a little bit longer to find it than mowing and hedge cutting work.
Talk to any other tradesmen who sets foot on your existing clients property - window cleaners, pool men, fencing contractors, rural…"
6 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Richard Parkinson's discussion Mental Health (OCD) and Pesticides
"Richard, from my own experience and from talking to others it's pretty normal to loose enthusiasm for gardening after 7 years, what else is there really to learn after that point. I just try and do more of the stuff I enjoy and more profitable work.…"
10 hours ago
Xledi replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"No hornets nest. But people are obviously on a very different page. Hence responses referencing how cheap vegetables are to buy. The customers I work for have more money than I could ever dream of, so having a productive kitchen and cut flower…"
10 hours ago
jed fishwick replied to Richard Parkinson's discussion Mental Health (OCD) and Pesticides
"hello Richard,
i have ocd to a degree and i understand what your saying.a book you might find useful is "brain lock" by jeffrey.m.schwartz.tiredness can make my ocd worse.i manage to run a part time garden maintenance business.depression can cause a…"
11 hours ago
Richard Parkinson posted a discussion
Morning all, I haven't been here for a long time as Ive been suffering with my mental health quite badly since the pandemic changed my life/business. Before this industry, I worked in the electrical industry, but I decided on a career in ground…
14 hours ago
Chris O'Donnell and Henry Cole joined Landscape Juice Network
yesterday
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd's discussion Bike handle for backpack blowers
"Thank you. We've ordered one and will see how we get on with it!"
yesterday
Adam Woods replied to Adam Woods's discussion How much?
"Hes had the same guys coming for years... each year they put the prices up - this is what its at now!
I've got a feeling they may have to bring their prices down a bit or make room for someone else ...."
yesterday
Andrejs Petersons replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"Hi Tracey,
If you've got a horticultural qualification you should join The Gardeners Guild. It will cost you around £60 and for that you get free advertising on their website, access to legal advice, documents and all things helpful to the self…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"Not a hornet's nest, Pandora's box.
In the first 3yrs its magical new and exciting, after that the reality will sink in. your gonna learn skills not even related to gardening.
I advertise via a cards in post office windows very cheap. 
I wish you…"
yesterday
Tracey Hancock is now friends with Osh Gates and rosie larking
yesterday
Tracey Hancock replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"Morning Everyone and thanks to ALL of you (Vic included) for your comments.... 
I didn't expect to stir up a hornets nest with my query, I was just after some advice on the best ways to grow my new business.
I can appreciate where Vic is coming…"
yesterday
Tracey Hancock replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"Thanks Xledi - really appreciate your support.  I have my RHS L2 and most of it was very interesting, but it was a hard slog - but now they've modernised the syllabus I might look again at L3....   I also know I'm on the right path with this....…"
yesterday
Tracey Hancock replied to Tracey Hancock's discussion Specialised Work - Where to Find it/Advertise......
"Thanks Rosie - I needed that - my confidence taken a little bit of battering after all the comments from all the men with mowers!!  I was a PA for 30 years before taking my RHS L2 and making the change to gardening several years ago, so I have been…"
yesterday
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