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Design Grow Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful gardening business from your home by Sophie Davies

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CONCLUSION. Words from the Wise

IN THE COURSE of researching and writing this book, some valuable points came up over and over again. These were:

  1. There is no shortage of work out there even in these finance-stricken times for reliable people who can do a good job.
  2. Cost has become an important factor – look around for the best quote; make sure your client/customer is getting a good deal.
  3. There’s not enough plant knowledge out there. Too many designers, but not enough plants people.
  4. So it’s really important to get proper horticultural training.
  5. Running your own gardening business is really tough work, especially at the start. It can take time to get going and get referrals.
  6. Your early work will probably come through family and friends. ...

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