They are like hens teeth. After a long wait I have had two guys from a local company. They did sort out the bottom border and dug out a lot of old shrub stumps but I have had to keep chasing them up.
I have had gardeners sticking their nose round the garden to see if its worth there while to do it and telllng me they will call when they have a space. I am waiting now for some border edging work which I was told needs dryer weather than we have had lately.