Well…. interesting times we all currently live in, well not interesting, to be honest, it just absolutely sucks, Australians have been hammered with one disaster after another since October last year, with our bushfire crisis, people lost homes, loved ones, business, the country had a massive loss of native animal population, then Covid 19 arrived and now we are losing more people and many more have lost jobs and businesses. Sadly we have also lost a few of our favourite customers this year due to health issues, so 2020, is not a year, I wish to look back on fondly and we are only in March !!!…. hopefully we can find a way to buck the trend and finish the year with some form of positivity….. finding a cure & vaccine for covid 19 and also heavy changes to the animal welfare culture in Asia will be a great start.
We are lucky and thankful that we can still continue to trade… for now, but our turn will come. We are also very grateful to all those who continue to support us, even though some of them have just lost their jobs and income.
This is one of the main reasons we have lowered our prices and are running crazy heavily discounted clearance specials at the moment, people have looked out for us, so we are giving back through low to no profit on some lines…. I’m happy to just get back something I spent rather than the plants going to waste… there will be plenty of time to be a normal business in the future, but for now, if you can afford to grab some bargains, grab them…. keep playing in your gardens and fixing things around your home, I think the mental health side of this crisis, will be just as, if not more than the physical side, so keep mentally active and busy.
just on mental health
i had intended to put many random pictures of beautiful plants on our pages from past and present to fill my news feed with something pretty, instead of the current crisis taking up all the space, but sadly lightning fried our office equip on Sunday just gone and after 7 hours ( 2 calls of 3.5hrs length), of being on call hold to Telstra only to have a tech finally come up to tell me, yep it’s fried, ‘I can’t help you’, ‘you will have to call Telstra or nbn and organise new equip and another technician’…… well that tested my mental health !! 😤😡, it would be a good idea for them to carry spare parts, like other repairmen/women do, so we don’t have this merry go round of bullshit.
so you can imagine, by the end of the day, I have had enough of my mobile…. and may have missed some of your calls and messages, for that I am sorry…., plus the kids steal my mobile to FaceTime friends etc 😳🤪
Currently, we are also working on an online shop, so you can order and pay for your plants online and we can arrange a safe way for you to pick up your orders…… I’m not using the usual post at this stage as I don’t want to third party any risks to you my customers.
sadly my works on these 2 things are on hold for now until I can fix my tech issues… which we will.
these things are sent to test us and test they have…. either which way, we will remain positive, as others out there are doing it real tough, and if all I’m complaining about is a melted modem, and listening to Telstra music for 7hours, then it’s not much to complain about.
keeping the brain positive, busy and active…
regardless of what happens over the coming weeks, we will still be here working, as most nurseries and flower growers will be. We all need to start preparing stock for the spring months shortly, then not long after that we start preparations for the Christmas stock, so there is no downtime. At some point this crisis will end and we have to be ready to offer some form of happiness and normality is our colourful range of plants.
we are checking daily with the government guidelines for trade and safe practice, there has been some confusion along the way, but there has been no modern template for any of us, including our governments, to follow on this scale, so we all just do the best we can with the info we have.
We are not going anywhere, we have to continue some normality, in the hopes that this crisis will be solved and ended and we can return to normal life.
I will end by wishing you all the best of health in the coming months, stay safe and smart, keep active at home, keep positive no matter what you see on tv, look out for one another ( from a distance), play in your gardens, send us pics of your garden creations and most importantly thanks for your support, time, acknowledgement and sharing of our posts, we appreciate all your custom, because with out you, we could not continue to grow.