Reducing costs in your business
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Using gardening as a metaphor for purchasing to sow the seeds for cost reduction in your business. Because gardeners understand that seeds need time in the greenhouse, lawns need mowing & weeds need to be pulled. Yet many businesses often forget to feed, weed or prune their suppliers. Why - because they’re only applying buying processes to their expenditure & not applying more rigour by adopting purchasing or procurement tools & techniques. See www.thepurchasingcoach.co.uk
Whilst many people see tubs as ideal for a great bit of instant colour they do need more TLC than if you'd planted them in the garden. Some suppliers are like that - we bring them in to meet a short term need and under estimate the time needed to ensure they meet the need #landscapingyourlife

Mixed Container Solutions - Ive Got Rhythm - This is a great site. It shows a variety of container ideas for every light situation and then gives the information for all of the plants in each container.

Are you reactive or proactive in how you undertake your procurement. Low hanging fruit will only be there for a short time - a more long term solution is needed.

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow - Audrey Hepburn. Could put quote on rustic wood as a cute sign for the garden

Bike Wheel Trellis - support comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes - what works for your organisation and supplier?

Holly this what u do with all daves messed up bike rims and put in your garden. I love this idea! I could mount old bicycle wheels/tires/rims on the side of my old shed and let the vegetation climb! Fabulous up-cycle idea!

Always need to be prepared for the unexpected

Pinning for the description as much as the picture- Inspector Clouseau eez spying on you from zee garden pot.

Suppliers too

You may think the grass is greener on the other side. But if you take the time to water your own grass it would be just as green.hard to remember at times but so true!

You have to decide whether your supplier is a weed that needs uprooting and putting on the compost or getting to know and appreciating.

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.A Milne. This quote is perfect for Eeyore. He is always depressed and lethargic, but it takes true friends like Pooh and Piglet to see the sweet and kind "person" he really is.

Strategic not tactical plans are needed in procurement to ensure your flowers flourish not wither and die

Paper artist Sarah Trumbauer illustrates and creates original papercuts inspired by fairy tales. Equipped with only a few simple tools (acid-free paper and

Not the best way to motivate suppliers - Germinate! by MeredithDillman.deviantart.com

Germinate - Dalek Gardener print limited edition by meredithdillman

Suppliers too - don't let them give up too soon

The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.

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