"I'd agree generally with Ben and add that if its not in need of restorative pruning, the hydrangea should be pruned back to new buds in the spring, which leaves the old flower heads on over winter for frost protection - plus if your client is a…"
"I'm with Louise on this -
although young stems can be used as an asparagus substitute, ie eaten...anyone tried thismeans of disposal?!
btw I'm assuming we mean equisetum? conyza is also called mares atilbut is a different plant (it…"
"we do estimates when the potential customer has no idea what materials they would like for their patio/ fence - "you choose" - but we state that it is an estimate and we will generate a firm figure after further discussion and agreement on…"
"I think Gary has the nub of it when he says the follow up is crucial. we always say something along lines of ' please ask if you have any questions/ would like to amend anything/ discuss further/ etc' on the estimate or quote
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