In my quest to make my garden look just that bit more organised and user friendly, I called up a chap who advertised ‘help with gardens, no job to big or small . . .’ My intention had been to just have help moving some hard standing, getting the lawn into manageable shape and then I was going to take back the reins. After the first visit, we agree he would call every other Thursday for 2 hours and he would kick the garden in to shape. Somehow this temporary part of the plan did not filter down to the chap concerned and now some 18 months later, I find myself unable to break bad news to him and I have to say, his work with the mowing machine and strimmers alone have been worth the fee I pay. I really appreciate how even a little professionalism makes the difference between adequately tidy and fantastic job, what a gorgeous garden!