I am planning to retire from my Whistlepipe Gardens rare and unusual plants business by the end of 2013, and am seeking someone interested in taking over the website, mailing list, plant stock and masses of labels (no – my lovely property and home here in Forrestfield is not included). Ideal for a keen person with drive, available land but not necessarily the momentum to start such a business from scratch. Expressions of interest can be directed to me (Margy Clema) at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9453 3393.
It will be business as usual until mid next year – Garden week at Perry Lakes in April and open days here as usual in early May 2013 but then the plan is to either have a hand over period for a new owner, or a gradual sale of the remaining nursery stock
I had always promised myself that I would downsize my business at this point in life and now, with a wonderful new partner and mutual interests in station country to the north and the desire to see more of Australia, I am doing what all good people should do in their later years and I’m learning a new language. I’m collecting, classifying and remembering all of the native plant species on the northern property – 600 down, who knows how many more to go.
My original botanical studies in plant taxonomy gave me a considerable knowledge of the flora of South Australia. Now it’s finally time to get a better appreciation of the flora of Western Australia (I’ve only been here 30 year!) – and its a very big place ….
Very best regards