Restoring an old cottage garden - quote sense checking
I am in the process of restoring an old cottage garden in Somerset. The garden sits on a slope in the Mendip Hills and the first job is clearing the garden of its overgrown shrubs and planting. The garden is 25m long and 10m wide. There is what I would describe as a moderate amount of shrubbery and other elements to be cleared (i.e. it is not a complete overgrown wilderness).
For the clearance of the garden alone (no other landscaping elements) I have been quoted £1,800. Apparently it's around two days work using one digger. To my limited experience this sounded quite expensive for just a clearing job. Do any of you have experience of this sort of job and a view of the competitiveness of this quote? I am waiting on a couple of other quotes, although these are unlikely to come in until the end of the week.
Any thoughts appreciated.