Hello – my name is Chris Wilkinson. I’ve been around for a while now. 75 years, in fact.
I have been part of the Nursery Industry in South Africa for many years.
A “Service Provider” of Nursery Products, but no longer a major distributor.
Been there, done that – lost the Tee shirt!
Now I use technology (mostly email) to do my calls and stay in touch.
I was involved in SA Nursery Supplies and Graemark Distributors in my previous lives. For those who may remember.
With our own warehouses, stock, staff, vehicles, accountants, and the rest, that came with running a business back in the 20th century. But I lost it all in 2008. A long sad story for another day. It’s a bad memory.
I have caught now up with the 21st century, using the technology available. Mostly free. Like Google. Gmail.
I’m a Gold Medalist and Honorary Member of the South African Nursery Association (SANA). Although no longer involved in the association, I am very proud and honoured to be a member!
I don’t want to brag, but I actually feature on the SANA Heroes Board.
Along with a host of other REAL Heroes.
We all made good music (classical and rock ‘n roll) back in the day.
But it’s time for me to go “Back to the Future”.
Online. Email. Independent. New Normal.
Any questions? I respond personally to all email enquiries.
I’ll help if I can.
If I can’t, I’ll tell you – and suggest who may be able to.
There’s a lot more to life than making money. A
And Sharing is a good thing to do.
I am also a very proud South African “Boykie” from the Eastern Cape.
Born and Bred. A long time ago.
Queenstown, to be exact.
My Website is a living thing. It’s not here just to advertise and sell you stuff.
Of course, I sell stuff. Everybody sells something.
It’s how we make a living. Isn’t it?
But it’s how we sell and market our products and services that’s important.
Not by interrupting, annoying, persistent, EXPENSIVE Advertising.
Anybody can do that. If you have money. Lot’s of it.
The tide will turn, as it always does. I encourage you to just keep going.
What goes out, must come back in.
What goes down must come back up. Gravity in reverse.
We need to talk to people who want to hear what we have to say.
With their permission. Thank you, Seth Godin.
It’s about sharing and encouraging people like you and me.
With a little help from our friends. No Spam. No B***S***.
No coercion. No bullying. No Bribery and Corruption. Just helpful sharing.
Doing what we can, with what we’ve got, sharing with others like us.
Sharing stories. Not the ones we hear on Radio, TV News, Social media.
The ones we seldom hear about. The positive ones. The Good Stories.
I’m very grateful that I can still do what I do.
There are many, many people who are far worse off than I am.
At least I have a pension, meagre as it may be.
95% of it pays my Medical Aid. I’m lucky enough to have medical aid.
And I can supplement it in small ways. With a little help from my friends.
Being of service in an industry I have been involved with for many years.
A SANA Hero? Well, I was, many years ago. Very happy memories. Nowadays I just listen to my music.
Sometimes I still dance a little. On my own.
Paul will be pleased to know my radio is tuned to Classic FM in my “office”.
They even play a few rock ‘n roll classics from time to time. Elvis, nogal.
Everything is confirmed with a quotation before payment.
If you’re happy with the quote, make the payment, I’ll make arrangements.
Simple, Quick. Easy. Safe. Secure.
Whether you are a Grower, Landscaper, or Gardener. Pro or Hobbyist.
If you can use the packs, I can help you. Wholesale. No VAT. Delivered.
No, I haven’t reached the R1m pa turnover yet! Maybe this year? No VAT.
Thank you to all my customers over the years.
You’ve kept me going. I appreciate that.
I spend my days looking for good stories in South Africa and the world.
And there are many of them.
I am happy to share them with “my peeps”. All South Africans.
Through these Websites.
I hope you are all having as much fun as I am.
We need to stay positive. Alles sal regkom!
If you prefer the ‘phone, my number is 082 789 3755 (I’m on WhatsApp)
If I don’t answer, don’t worry, I will call you back.
Unless you’re spamming me. Then I won’t.
Text is better. I’ll call you back, if I know who you are.
Don’t forget your name, email and what it’s about.
PS. Prices, quotes, orders, discounts etc only via email.
Ust the little form on each page. I’ll respond.
WhatsApp is to chat. Yakety-yak. Party time with The Coasters
This is what I do to earn a living. Not to build an empire.
Simply Supplementing my pension. Surviving.
With a little help from my friends. Sharing.
Serving in an Industry I have been involved with for 50 years now.
My “overnight success” has taken that long. So far.
There’s still a long way to go.
I hope you’ll join me on my journey.
I aim to continue doing what I can, with what I’ve got, for as long as I live.
It may not be much, but I’m happy to share with anybody who wants to.
I appreciate all the support I get. Thank you.
I hope you will find something of value for yourself here.
Any Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Ideas? Get in touch.
Or WhatsApp me on 082 789 3755. Please include the same details as above.
I appreciate any help I can get.
Have a wonderful day.
With very best wishes,
Chris Wilkinson (Sole Prop – One-man-band – Eternal Optimist).
Cell – 082 789 3755 (WhatsApp)
T/a African Nursery Supplies (My Home Page)