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How do I become a gardener?

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James ODonnell replied to James ODonnell's discussion portuguese laurel
"Sounds perfect 
Upon investigation the soil is not waterlogged .
It is directly next to a 2ft wall and you can see the water drain after heavy rain out the bottom of the wall.
Any recommendations on brand and dose rates for seaweed fertilizing?  I…"
11 minutes ago
Dave replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Xmas cards
"Brilliant!"
31 minutes ago
David Benson replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Xmas cards
"dont think it will come under green waste"
46 minutes ago
Dave replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Xmas cards
"Sounds invigorating! How about: Turds Away "service for negligent gentry" 😂
It might be viable. Lots more dogs about now. Since people are paying well over 2k for dogs, I bet you could get away with £100. 😂
My only question is what do you do with…"
50 minutes ago
John F replied to Ben Gooding's discussion Bark
"I didn't get a response to every lead i replied to on Bark and lost some credits and that felt initially discouraging  However i persevered and i was very pleased with the responses i did get , some of my most interesting and best paying  jobs to…"
1 hour ago
Paul Doyle replied to Mark Wilkinson's discussion Pandemic Discounts
"I think we all know who Mark is referring to with his offer. I'm sure it's not Doctors or surgeons and the like. He might get one job out of his generosity ,that will repay him for that deed.... might even be a pensioner! "
1 hour ago
greg’s discussion was featured
Hi has anyone had experience with Bark.com to find leads, I have had good success with Rated People but just cant get Bark, I get 6-8 emails a day from them for jobs but haven't yet brought any, are there job post real or is it just a waste of…
1 hour ago
Billybop replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Xmas cards
"I am launching a national franchised lawn care service purely for such gardens, charging top dollar obviously. Relishing the dog mess infested lawns that others won't touch. Working title is Lumps on the Lawn dot com, or maybe Brown Thumb.…"
2 hours ago
Ben Gooding posted a discussion
Evening all, just wondering if anybody has had any success using the bark app? Does it generate leads of any substance? I'm always wary of these things but you never know, thanks in advance, Ben 
2 hours ago
Ben Gooding replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Xmas cards
"Hi Steve,
every year we give cards to our best regular clients.  I select a picture that I have taken In their garden sometime during the year e.g when the lawns just been cut and the stripes look really sharp, or when a climbing rose is at peak…"
2 hours ago
Billybop replied to Vic 575's discussion Stihl on eBay
"Yes to be honest I rarely need to trouble the dealership anyhow. As if any of my tools should break I usually have another one which would do the job and I can fix the broken one myself at my leisure. Consumables or likely replacement parts like…"
4 hours ago
Jonathan Davidson replied to Mark Wilkinson's discussion Pandemic Discounts
"I agree with that Stephen and one thing that bothers me about discounts, I often disagree with the Pre-covid garden centres offering oap discount days once per month.
A) if you needed to nip in quickly for that one item it was a pain because you had…"
4 hours ago
Billybop replied to Mark Wilkinson's discussion Pandemic Discounts
"Yes fair play to any small business who has done deals for nhs workers etc. A lot of the bigger national (non gardening) companies however seemed to be exploting it as a form as advertising to show how caring they are. For example there were…"
4 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Vic 575's discussion Stihl on eBay
"Personally I think its a good idea to keep on the good side of your local dealer and use local business as much as possible but I live quite close so it's not really out of my way like it is for you."
5 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Mark Wilkinson's discussion Pandemic Discounts
"Interesting points across the boards here...
A bloke once said to me 
Why are you giving 10% discount to the elderly and not to the young when the elderly are the ones with the cash 🤣🤣🤣🤣"
5 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Mark Wilkinson's discussion Pandemic Discounts
"Of course it is up to individuals to do what they want to do. If anyone feels like helping someone out at a reduced rate, or for free, then good for them. I have on occasion and sometimes still do this myself. In fact I helped someone out in this…"
5 hours ago
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