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Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 13:55

I don't like them either. Let the man speak!


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 12:56

You lucky thing Joyce. Those two...  samples were marked at £2.99 each.

I've composted better examples!

I've noticed that more and more garden centres are turning to clothes / bbq equipment that is far too impractical to actually use / tat / expensive tat at that and the flowers are something on the side.

Since I was in the car I visited two other small privately owned garden centres and neither of those left me itching for my wallet. Even the reduced bins were disappointingly beyond the chance of saving anything other than the pots.

So I am home in the garden trying to think down some plants thinking how daft those going in the compost bin are in better condition than those for sale!


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 11:21

Hmm.Under new management garden centre and I think this says it all...

We'll not be getting much rhubarb crumble from them!


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 08:51

Dove; ours is the whizz bang animal one. It's the only one that seems to shift dog hairs easily. It's far too heavy for me with my broken bits and since his lordship choose it he gets the job of lugging it around for me! 

Topbird; his lordship enjoys the mechano aspect of it too!

Dyson man has been and gone. Poor chap apparently they've lots of new service team members and we're not the only ones to get this.

Plumbers fueled with coffee; dog watching them carefully through the window!

BUT BEST OF ALL! The blue Tits are using my new feeders at last! They're pigeon proof and in all fairness do look like a cage / trap.


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 08:23

Oh cripes! A month or so ago our Dyson broke.

Not impressed we called their support and requested an explanation. They offered to send an engineer around but that it wouldn't be until 2nd August. (Can you imagine the dog fluff? I vacuum everyday!) Still we dug our the spare and expected to hear no more.

Dyson called back a few days later saying they didn't think the length of wait acceptable and so they'd exchange the broken one for a new one. Result!

Roll on to today and there's a garbled answer phone message from a withheld number which we THINK might be the Dyson engineer saying he's on his way. Due to the building work I haven't even taken the new one out of the box! I'm using battered old reliable Henry. 

Good job I'm already off to await the plumbers. 


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:19

It's been under new ownership for a few months Dove and it is always interesting to see how new blood and ideas can change a place even when you have no intention of buying anything.

Although that said I need to get round to ordering my birthday present that mother gave up finding for me. My birthday was in May!


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:06

Muddle-up; my mother's from Leicester! 

Day off today and first job is the plumber coming round to move the gas pipe (runs UNDER the front door; how daft!)

Regretting not cutting the lawn yesterday. It's moisting quite steadily.

BUT as it's quite cool I might risk a trip to the local garden centre, just to look mark you.


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 22:19

I think, just think, it's possible to overdose on Yorkshire pudding.

Dew Drops I'm convinced mens body clocks don't sync properly with mother nature.Good ideas rarely come at 09:00 hours.


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:31

That's a beautiful colour Dove!!


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 14:14
Joyce21 says:

Clari, it's a pity none of us is old enough to volunteer 

See original post

 Oh that would be hilarious! My all dressed up in my smartest talking all posh like to the proper high ranking officers that will be gracing the day and you lot pulling up in your torn jeans and muddy shoes sneaking sandwiches off the buffet and drinking pop in the exhibits. 

Actually that sounds just what I need! 

Currently emailing every head teacher in South Yorkshire. Individually. With personalised I'm so sorry to be disturbing your holidays.

Someone needs to send a letter round: people are having too many babies! The amount of primary schools around here is ridiculous.

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