Thursday, March 5, 2009

Goodbye to a friend

This week Scotsburn lost a real friend. Brian Jackson was manager at Linton’s Garden and Home for most of his working life. Many gardener’s know Michael Linton and his beautiful garden centre at Mt Eliza. Michael is justifiably proud of his nursery and he is always quick to give credit to Brian for his role in building the business.
What many people don’t realize is that for a grower of plants like Scotsburn, having our products displayed at a garden centre like Linton’s is the holy grail. Really good garden centre managers like Brian are extremely demanding of their suppliers and in return they are fiercely loyal. It can be very frustrating being the grower on the outside of the fence. It ain’t warm and fuzzy on the inside but you really know you have earned your place.
Brian gave us our chance at Linton’s and once we had proved ourselves he supported us in growing our mutual business.
So our thanks go to Brian. Although we knew you were really not well you kept that very private and your passing comes as a shock.
Our condolences go to Brian’s young family and his friends & colleagues at Linton’s.

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