"I was disappointed to learn that some horticultural forums now give away logo's for their subscribers to use. Even more dissappointed that many gardeners are using these logo's and claiming that they are 'approved' by the social networks.
These forums have never met the subscriber and have no idea if the information the subscriber gives is accurate. Anyone can go to these social forums and download a logo to use with their stationary/website/van.
While the forums may claim that these logo's are simply to show that the subscriber uses the social forum, one logo in particular has no reference to a social forum but does include a large green tick - the universal symbol of approval.
What would trading standards would make of these logo's? How many customers will accept a tradesman on the face value of these logo's? It seems that making an effort to gain a qualification is worthless if anyone can set up business unchecked and receive a free logo.
Find genuine gardeners with qualifications "
Gary, who was a member here, has misrepresented LJN in his post. Nobody has ever claimed that the Green Tick was a vetting or recommendation of a member or a business. The Green Tick represents a transparent and open way of thinking.
Calling the Green Tick a 'rogue's logo' is misguided and is a slur.