Thanks. Hope you've got the right website. Whats your website called? How's work for you at the moment? Next year is looking very quiet for us. Tell me about yourself / company and I will reciprocate. Please be patient as I do not use Landscape juice that often but I will try to be prompt with my response.
Hello Cornwall Landscaping, (if that is your real name) The Eden Project already has a Rammed Earth visitor centre, get your friend to spend an hour or so on my my website, loads of videos and construction photos. http://rammedearth.webs.com
Hi, Just for a little more information. I have been a garden maintenance chap for 3 yrs. Previously I worked for 2 yrs for a landscaper in Cambridge. I am looking to emigrate to New Zealand but need to save a substantial amount first for my business visa. I need to settle down somewhere for 4 yrs in order to do this. I want to experience a little more of the uk before I leave, I moved to Edinburgh in the spring, it was generally easy (with a load of leg work) to drum up business, but most of it was city gardens and they all want me to stop coming now the winter is here. Plus I'm not enjoying my experience of the city in general. I am moving back to Cambridge for a while whilst I work out a new plan. I have been to Cornwall at least 20 times and loved it, the reason I would be hesitant about moving would be a lack of work. I charge £15 an hour. If I'm a good boy I can save money on that rate, but no less. Is this a reasonable amount for Cornwall? And what about laboring for a landscaping firm whilst I look for work...is there a glut of laborers as there is in the South East?
Sorry for so many questions! Thank you.
Thanks for the friends invite,
You have a nice setup down in Cornwall, just had a look at the website.
We are based in Kingswear at the moment, but I have also lived in Torquay, and still work in and around the town a few days every week.
The path is made up of a self binding gravel from a local quarry (it is actually the same as was used to surface The Mall in London). It is laid over a membrane to a depth of @300mm in two two layers, the top layer being finer than the base. It is compacted with a ride on roller and forms a very hard robused path.
Wheel out the joke, then - we're both fairly new to this Morris dancing lark, so you're fairly safe that we won't have heard it! Fereday will be pleased to be stunning French folk - he lived there as a child.... BTW, there was a French Folk side over 'on exchange' with White Rose MM recently....and thanks for the positive feedback on the blog - can get a bit disheartening when you don't get any comments under them and there are no counters... feels a bit like confessing to cyberspace!
Hi CSL, I've got something I hope is quite dramatic to say on Dr Shigo - I have a photo but can't stick it to the text, I've been trying for a month, on and off. Took me ages to write this tiny bit (cos I don't know what I'm talking about really) but now you've put this up, I'll make a concerted effort. Good for you CSL. Too much talk of work on here.
I've just been reading through some of your website and find it most interesting. Although most of my work is in grounds maintenance I do have past experiece in the wider landscape and the countryside. You seem to have your finger in many different avenues of what I would generalise as 'landscape'.
Are these all areas that you have simply picked up on as you journey through the years or did you have specific experience in certain aspects of landscaping and landscape management?
I am currently reviving a woodland that makes up the majority of the grounds of a large house in troon, south ayrshire that was once designed with paths, tennis courts, raised islands and many other features that are now nestled in years of leaf mould. This was referred to me by the window cleaner who is a friend.
What avenues did you go down in order to be able to offer such wide array of interesting services?
Your reflections and ideas would be very much of interest to me.