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Get a garden sitter

Last post 18-08-2012 12:55 AM by Henry. 3 replies.

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  • 25/05/2012 12:01 PM
    • Lisa48
    • Brighton
    • 25 May 2012
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    Last summer I hired a house/pet/garden sitter while I went on my summer holiday. In the event they didn't have too much to do in the garden as it was so wet (other than keep picking the courgettes!) but this dry spell has reminded me I must book one for this year. The sitters don't charge for their services - it's a way of travelling and enjoying free accommodation - so can save lots of money and hassle (especially if you have pets too). I used a service called TrustedHousesitters.com and a lovely Australian couple came to stay.

  • 13/06/2012 08:37 PM
    • Snark
    • Suffolk
    • 12 Jan 2011
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    Following this post I tried the site but 4/5 potential sitters seemed to think that they could manage a smallholding sit 4 miles from the nearest shop and with no public transport without transport of their own. All a bit unrealistic. It is lovely here but you do need a car!

    For the Snark was a boojum you see
  • 02/08/2012 08:17 AM
    • AdamBorzy
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    • 21 Apr 2012
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    Getting a garden sitter ain’t a bad idea but have to make sure they will do a good job otherwise you might come home one day worried about a vegetal disaster.

  • 18/08/2012 12:55 AM
    • Henry
    • 17 Aug 2012
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    This is a marvellous idea, might consider it myself.