Adele Scarfoni Men Of The Trees, Hazelmere

When did you join the industry and what was your first job?

I started at Men of the Trees in 2012 but my first job was at Secret Garden when I was 18 doing landscaping and working in their nursery. My first day was probably lugging mulch around.

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Grow Your Business in 6 Bold Steps

Growing your business is difficult. It takes time, discipline, and hard work — there are no shortcuts.

You need a structured, disciplined approach that you must consistently do each and every day. Here are some tips to help you achieve business growth:-

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John Ogilvie Ozscot Horticulture

When did you join the industry and what was your first job?

I started after I left school when I was 19; I went to Horticulture College in the east of Scotland. I was working in the winter pruning raspberry canes in minus 2° and realised that I needed to qualify to get to move to Australia.

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Waterwise Garden Centre News

Use the Waterwise Garden Centre logo to your advantage by including it in your email signature, correspondence and marketing to customers, on your website and Facebook page and also consider, if you have the capacity, to utilise it as a message on the receipt that’s given after making a sale.

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Sundowner A Success!

The weather for the NGIWA/LIAWA Sundowner at Coode Street Jetty in South Perth on Friday the 6th Feb was perfect. Whilst some tucked into pizza and an esky full of drinks on shore, those with a sense of adventure headed for the water to test out their sea legs on the paddle boards and surfcats.

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Be Safe During Lightning Storms

Following the tragic death of a man during one of our recent lightning storms, and the fact that many of our members and their employees spend so much time working outdoors, we thought we would remind everyone that safety is number one at the first sign of lightning.

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Waterwise Garden Centre News

One of the bad habits that business owners fall into is that they always follow the same trail through their garden centre; they forget to look at how everything looks through the eyes of their customers who wander around in loops and take in every little thing that is presented (good or bad!).

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NGIWA Members Facebook Group

We have created a new 'closed' Facebook page just for our NGIWA members. This is a place for discussions, suggestions, ideas and interacting. Members only information will be posted here keeping everyone up to date with what is happening. Find us at"NGIWA MEMBERS" on Facebook and send us your request to join TODAY!


Pest Fact Sheets

Pest fact sheets are now available for download now. Each sheet is a detailed examination of the pest including its life cycle, signs and symptoms, host ranges and control methods. The pests examined include some which are already present within the industry and others which represent a major biosecurity risk to the industry.

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