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Niall Campbell commented on Nicky @ GardenImprovements.com's group Scottish Gardening Businesses
"Not sure about your area but local council websites list certain areas to tip and how much it is for a years permit £497ish in my area to tip green waste soil and rubble and wood or you can opt for being invoiced."
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Dan Frazer Gardening commented on Nicky @ GardenImprovements.com's group Scottish Gardening Businesses
"Where in Lanarkshire? I guess it's a bit far but Kelvin Valley Turf in Kirky do it."
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Stephen McLaughlin commented on Nicky @ GardenImprovements.com's group Scottish Gardening Businesses
"Hi there hope you are all busy with this good weather were having. A wee question about green waste. I am pretty much just started this game and im looking to get rid of green waste, clippings etc. Anyone recommend places in Lanarkshire? Cheers"
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A Designer At Work: Enquiry Handling

Hopefully, having explored different options on how to present a garden design or landscaping brand to our target audience, we have now received some enquiries! The second stage of the design process involves handling these enquiries: this is especially important for designers because it will be the first active communicative response to our potential client, and we need to demonstrate our professionalism as well as our…See More
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"Hi there everyone, I am a newbie on the site. Just starting out with soft landscaping , maintenance and basic hard landscaping, Lanarkshire area."
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Nicky Patterson :: Landscape Designer GardenImprovements.com

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GardenImprovements.com
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01414 161 262
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Hi I'm Nicky! I live just outside Glasgow with my wife, daughter and two boys. I am a garden designer and landscaper.

I love my job and love the idea that I can improve people's lifestyle with what I do!

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RHS Chelsea: where are the 99%?

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 9:30 2 Comments

The environmentalist John Vidal wrote yesterday (22nd May 2012) in his piece "The Chelsea flower show is nature for the 1%" that RHS Chelsea epitomises a surreal version of nature so cherished and exalted by London's wealthy "garden enthusiasts".

"But gawd bless the…

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A Designer At Work: Enquiry Handling

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 13:00 4 Comments

Hopefully, having explored different options on how to present a garden design or landscaping brand to our target audience, we have now received some enquiries! 

The second stage of the design process involves handling these enquiries: this is especially important for designers because it will be the first active communicative response to our potential client, and we need to demonstrate our professionalism as…

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A Designer At Work: Initial Presentation of the Brand

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 12:40 0 Comments

Having established the 10 major stages of the design process; let’s now have a look at how these might be achieved:

 

Each week I shall concentrate on 1 stage of the design process and discuss my personal approach and what software and techniques I use.  I’d be keen to hear how your approach differs and what programs you utilise and in what way.

 

STAGE 1: INITIAL PRESENTATION OF THE…

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A Designer At Work: The Design Process

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 14:00 0 Comments

Last week we talked about the Pomodoro Technique and how the app derived from its method: Focus Booster is a great way to induce focus and increase productivity in the design studio.  This is a great general use tool to cover all stages of the design process that involve paperwork or computer work: but what is the design process – and do we all follow the same structure? Probably not, and it is…

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A Designer At Work: Time Management Techniques

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 10:30 1 Comment

Everybody has their own way of working and I’m no different, but as small business owners we often need to do many different jobs in one day – the types of jobs that larger companies have entire departments for: so there is a need to optimise time and focus on efficiency.

 

I am primarily a designer and I don’t know about you but my brain certainly behaves a little bit like a computer running on low RAM: too many applications running at once and ideas take a long time to load. …

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Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 23:06 on December 18, 2008, Susan Gallagher said…
Nice teeth!
At 21:31 on February 9, 2009, niall gibb said…
alright nicky

how did you add blogs on the left and do you know how to add rss feed to website? any help appreciated

ta niall
At 17:55 on March 12, 2009, Jackson's Landscape Design said…
Hi Nicky
Thank you very much for your kind words, website has been revised so will be updated Friday, please let me know what you think

regards

Kerry Delete Comment
At 19:30 on August 27, 2009,
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Kieran Ray
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Hi Nicky. Im gd thanks=, shame bussines isnt but hey Im subsodising with other work! hows things for you?
At 15:25 on October 19, 2009, chris nangle said…
hi nicky ,we like your work too mate let us know if you ever need any help on any projects
regards chris
At 18:43 on November 6, 2009, Nick Donaghey @ Garden Gurus said…
Grew up in Crosshill so another Soosider mate! Guess the team now...
At 15:42 on November 7, 2009, Nick Donaghey @ Garden Gurus said…
Holyrood it was - lovely school - not at all a dump! I used to imagine what the folks in Clarkston were like growing up - is it as good as they all said? Steak pie for dinner every night?
At 0:13 on January 10, 2010,
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Gardens4u.co.uk
said…
Im really going to lose weight now. If only i could turn that waitress's frown upside down !!

good site nicky , plenty of info and links ! lol
At 21:25 on February 3, 2010, Nick Donaghey @ Garden Gurus said…
Unbelievable - I'm usually all for giving people a chance but I'm beginning to think it's time for a regime change - feels like there's no heart in the team at the moment
At 23:06 on February 3, 2010,
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Gardens4u.co.uk
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yes , im waiting for my new site - brother is doing it so,,,,,will take time............

all the best - i must check ur site for more humour :-( frown lol

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