Rates for gardeners can vary depending on the type of work, experience and time required however I think it is important to make sure you have some idea from the start.
So typically, I would charge £17 per hour however if there is a particular aspect to the work that is more specialist, e.g. design and planning, the rates may be higher but all charges will be discussed and agreed with you before any work begins.
Bear in mind if it is the first visit to sort out something (e.g. a wayward bed) this will take longer, for example a 4m x 2m (16ft x 8ft) bed which needs weeding, edging and a general tidy up of the shrubs and plants, this will typically take an hour the first time and after that it would probably just need 20 minutes every month.
I would always give you some idea of how long the work will take before starting and if it takes a bit longer it won’t be charged, however if something crops up which slows things down considerably then I would discuss that with you.
There is no VAT, payment can be by cash, cheque, bank transfer and credit or debit cards and you will receive a detailed invoice.