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Old 20.02.2013, 15:56
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Re: Getting a gardening firm for earthworks: advice

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Think long and hard about it then!

This is Switzerland - every village is "local". They like keeping it that way. If the village you are in is relatively small - and you expect to hang around - you may want to sit down with them and work out WHAT they suggest - and how that fits with your ideas/plans.

I know this sounds daft BUT when we bought our house we made damn sure we got the nosy biddy next door on side (and also the (now dead) old guy across the road). They were village stalwarts - and made sure when we needed stuff/help it was sorted without hassle.
Oh, I don't think it was 'this is not suitable for this village', it was 'we are not the sort of gardening firm that does this sort of work'. One of them suggested one of the other firms we are now speaking with instead.

And yes, we're working very hard to stay on good terms with the neighbours, because the only reason we're living in the arse end of nowhere is so we can keep geese.
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