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Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:12

Some of my carrots are over 2' long!

bought 10 litre plant but received 7 lt. sellers says its a 10 lt in a 7lt ??

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:06

I used to be a retailer and I also absolutely love complaining of below standard service.

bought 10 litre plant but received 7 lt. sellers says its a 10 lt in a 7lt ??

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:03

You are also covered by the distance selling regulations.  

Again some text from the OFT to retailers.

The arrangements for delivery or performance of the service, for example when consumers can expect delivery of the goods or the service to start. The contract should be performed within 30 days unless the parties agree to a different period.

Where the DSRs give consumers the right to cancel an order, this right is unconditional and begins from the moment the contract is concluded. Unlike when buying from a shop the first time that a consumer will have an opportunity to examine goods purchased by distance means is when they receive them. When a consumer cancels a contract to which the cancellation provisions apply they are entitled to a refund of any money they have paid in relation to the contract even if the goods are not defective in any way.

The time limits for cancellation are seven working days (not including weekends or bank holidays) after the day on which they receive the goods – provided you give the consumer the required written information no later than the time the goods are delivered [otherwise it's an extra 3 months]

What must consumers do if they want to cancel?

They must tell you in writing or in another durable medium such as e-mail, if they want to cancel but not by phone unless your terms say this is acceptable. The effective date for cancellations under the DSRs is the date on which the consumer gives notice of cancellation to you.

The full details can be found here.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:19

Wasps don't hunt at this time of year, they are after something sweet, whether that's honey, fermented apples or aphid poo.  

Is any of this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 17:54

another pic so you can see what i mean about the stems looking like bamboo


Is any of this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 17:50

Here is a pic of knotweed:

 the stems are shaped like bamboo and if you break them a clear liquid will drain out.  It isn't poisonous - in fact it is very edible.  

I can see why it was brought over for ornamental gardens as it is very pretty.

Shed leak

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 17:41

To add to FG's post, the smaller the hole the easier it is for water to get in and the further in it will come.  Capillary action - the same thing that happens when you put a dry sponge onto a pool of water - will draw water up from the ground and in from objects touching the shed.  Trees move water around by using capillary action and osmosis so the wood for your shed has been designed by many, many years of evolution to do this.  By putting the wood against something damp you are helping it along.  


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 17:35

They taste like a cross between blackberry and raspberry.  

I bet I have more horsetail growing in my garden than you!  It's now growing out of my concrete steps. 

Virgina Creeper

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:07

Are there berries on the plant?  I've heard that it is really easy to grow from seed.  However I am no expert on ornamental plants or their aesthetics.

bought 10 litre plant but received 7 lt. sellers says its a 10 lt in a 7lt ??

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:01

The seller has a LEGAL OBLIGATION to correctly advertise their goods.  If they advertise a 10ltr pot then it must come in a 10 litre pot!  There are many companies who thrive on misleading customers knowing that they don't want to cause a fuss.  It is likely that they have purchased the plants from a nursery at 7ltr pot prices.  Even the 7 litre pot costs less to buy than the 10 litre, the soil costs less, the courier charges are less, packaging is less etc etc.

You are covered by the sale of goods act.  The government advice to retailers says: 

You are responsible for the goods you sell and if a customer returns an item they purchased from you because it

• does not match the description

you (not the manufacturer or supplier) are legally obliged to resolve the matter with the customer at any time for up to six years from the date of purchase, or in Scotland for up to five years from the discovery of the problem.

Any refund, repair or replacement you arrange with your customer relating to faulty goods (this includes incorrectly described) must not cause them too much inconvenience and you will have to pay for other costs, for example, collection or delivery.

If you disagree with a customer’s claim, you can ask if they are willing for you to send the item to a third party or the manufacturer for inspection. If the customer agrees you can do this, it is important to remember that the goods must not be damaged during this process.

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