This isn’t my travel log on places that I have been to.
But about how I started out on my own.
“Never run before you can walk”
- My very first piece of advice I would give to any one starting up a business is
Never run before you can walk
Get experience first and qualifications these will pay off dividends in the future .
I was lucky I virtually walked into jobs after jobs from leaving school to being from where i am today .
But looking in hindsight there are a few thing I wished I have known before or an extra skill I have under my belt so to speak
But it never too late for you. Join a Landscape team and learn the trade and learn it well.
You just might like being employed by someone to working on own . As working on own can be lonely at times but also rewarding. In a way of being stress free
But should you decide to go your own way Do not forget the people that helped you on your way.
Swings and roundabouts
Mine was believe it or not The Youth opportunities Scheme in the mid 70s and early 80s where I was taught the basics of gardening to get me started
Then from there as I said before I virtually walked into one job then into another this time I was recruited by Lambeth Council to work in Vauxhall Park as assistant gardener but after 3 years of training at Honor Oak again learning everything from Health and Safety to chemical handling I graduated to be a Head gardener/E grade Gardener
After about 13 yrs I decided to leave Lambeth Council to work in the Royal Parks up in London after gaining My City and guilds in Amenity Horticulture .
But unfortunately for Me and many other Gardeners there we where all laid off, Because this was age of privatisation .
This spring boarded Me to where I am today But without a simple knowledge of accountancy and knowing the market and what out there this venture might be too daunting and a leap into the unknown so be prepared
Here are some awesome videos to inspire you and hopefully guide you