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Do you think you are a gardener-professional or just an amateur? And why?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    you know you're professional if you go to work in someone else's garden and get paid for it. It's nothing to do with how good or experienced you are which I suspect is what you're asking :) 
  • tessagardenbarmytessagardenbarmy York,North YorkshirePosts: 346
    I'm an amateur  but so many people  need help in the garden. I  volunteered  for several  projects  at one school I could easily  have set up a business  by the number  of times I was asked if I did gardens!  A lot of professional  gardeners are just glorified maintenance  people if you can't  use a power tool on it then they're  not interested.  Fortunately  I live in York(Askham Bryan  college) so there are quite a few garden  services  with  properly qualified  people  running  them.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,571
    I planned and planted a neighbour's front garden and got paid in wine. Don't think that makes me a professional though..... 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    AnniD said:
    I planned and planted a neighbour's front garden and got paid in wine. Don't think that makes me a professional though..... 
    sounds good to me though
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,602
    Did you not like the answers you got last time you asked this question?

    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/996256/is-it-just-a-hobby-or-a-professional-interest#latest
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,129
    And presumably the answers 2 months before that as well Picidae  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Try to imagine such a situation... you speak with a person about some staff that is connected with a garden. But you don't know if he a professional gardener or an amateur. If he a professional one, what kind of words or terms will he uses during the conversation?
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,211
    Many of the people on here could win mastermind with their knowledge of gardening but a professional is paid for their services so if the person you speakto asks for money that’s a clue! 
  • Picidae said:
    Did you not like the answers you got last time you asked this question?
     
    I really satisfied with your answers. You helped me a lot, but right know I want to continue my research.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    Two years is a long time to work on one project like this. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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