Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Services, Churchdown, Gloucester.
PCF Landscapes is a small, family-run business. Philip started working in gardening and landscaping over 25 years ago. Previous works include Landscaping of show homes for a well known construction company. Maintained the formal gardens for a local Dignitary of Cheltenham.
Ruby joined her husband in the company in 2005. Having grown up on a stud farm, she loved the outdoors life. She admits she is still occasionally surprised by people’s attitudes to a female gardener.
"Charlie Dymock changed that to a certain extent but there’s still the odd person who thinks I’ve come along to make the tea.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Phil says: “Ruby is a great asset to the business because some customers – perhaps ladies who live on their own – are reassured by having a woman around rather than an all-male team. Then when people see her work they realise she works just as hard as I do."
Philip and Ruby pride themselves on providing a personal but very professional service and never subcontract their work.
PCF specialise in lawns, fencing, patios or general hard landscaping though Philip says they are doing less decking these days people are moving back to paving.”
It certainly doesn’t have to be a full garden makeover – PCF are just as happy to do a clearing out job.
Philip adds: “If people are finding their garden a bit too much we can suggest low maintenance alternatives to their current design.”
Although some companies ask for testimonials as a matter of course, PCF don’t but they are nevertheless sent thank you cards, letters and emails full of praise.
One recent customer said: “PCF Landscapes are a first rate company. Customer satisfaction is their priority and they are everything a customer expects when employing people to work for them. They are completely reliable, adapt to your requirements and are prepared to spend the time making sure they are fully clear of your vision. They turn up when they say they are going to, clean up after themselves and stick to their quotations. Their work is skilled, professional and of a very good quality. I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone needing a patio built.” (Ruth, Ewlyn Road, Leckhampton).
Another comment: “A heartfelt thanks for all your hard work, and for the wonderful job you did on my garden. I can’t believe the transformation, I am so grateful to you both. Already had loads of compliments on how lovely it looks, it’s so nice to now have a garden I can enjoy.”(Angie, Swindon Road, Cheltenham).