My Journey

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Disclaimer

This isn’t my travel  log  on  places  that  I  have  been  to.

But  about  how I started out on  my  own.

Part 1

“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.
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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
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Here  are  some  awesome  videos  to  inspire  you  and  hopefully  guide  you

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