Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:30
I agree absolutely Fairygirl. What's the point in having half a dozen garden centres within a small radius, all offering precisely the same plants? Wyevale aren't a garden centre, they're a sales robot. Though if the diminishing customer numbers at my previously favourite independent which has been taken over, are anything to go by, they won't be selling for much longer.
By the way, I just looked at the last loyalty vouchers that I had through from them (which I know makes me guilty of having bought stuff there, but I'm over a barrel locally cos they're buying ALL of the garden centres!) and I see that they have an expiry date of only a few weeks, rather than being open-ended and accumulatable (is that a word?!) as they were when Podington was independent!
I hope people will continue to post to this thread; but I'm going to start another one called "better than Wyevale" and see if we can get a bit of extra business for all of the independents who are hanging on to their independence; and get us a better selection while we're at it.