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Subscription copy

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:25
Aster2 wrote (see)

Can the problem be with the local post office rather than with GW?

On a tangent, I received my copy of the June issue of Country Homes & Interiors a few days ago. June! It's the end of April and freezing cold! (Nice issue, though.)

I don't think so.  As I said previously, the April issue had an insert stating it was Hand Delivered.  That's when the problems started, or at least became apparent.  It wasn't until the April issue arrived that I realised I'd never received the March one (we'd been on holiday when the March one was due and I'd simply forgotten about it).

3 consecutive months of late or no delivery is not on.  I don't care if they've introduced a new system to save money, it's rubbish customer service.

Something to do with gardening

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:20

Sorry aym 280, but I can't work out what you are on about!

Monarda still in slumber

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:16

I've got a hydrangea which obviously also seems to enjoy a long lie-in in the Spring.  All the others have plenty of growth but not a sign on this one.  I nearly dug it out last year because I thought it was dead.  Luckily I thought to do a scrape test on it and it was definitely just kipping!

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:42

The reference to tree fellers reminds of an old joke, about a couple of blokes looking for work.  They are reading the vacancy notices in the Labour Exchange (see I said it was old), and saw one for tree fellers.   "What a shame" says one of them "There's only 2 of us"

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:39
Redwing wrote (see)

We used old sleepers which treated with smelly stuff as Mr J says BUT they don't seem to harm the plants and they won't rot in 50 years.  You could use new sleepers which are beautiful and golden but as they are untreated, they will rot soon.....

Breeze blocks look ugly.

New sleepers are tanalised and should last for many years.  Not as long as the old sleepers which are pretty much soaked through with a mixture of creosote and tar, but will probably still see you out.

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:35

Branches will have been removed from both sides to keep the tree balanced.  If only removed from the railway side there would be a very real risk of the tree falling into your garden at it grew.

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:32

The only 'cons' I can think of is the weight to shift to get them in place and having a drill and drill bit that are man enough to go through the sleepers to tie them together with reinforcing rods.  Other than that I think it's all positives.

Subscription copy

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 12:46

My problems with late/non delivery have only started in the last 3 months.  The March issue never arrived and I had to contact the subscriptions department.  April late, and May not yet here.  This seems to have coincided with a change to hand-delivery.  If it isn't here by Friday I will be getting on to the subscriptions people - again.  It's simply not acceptable.  They've had the money so they should get the goods out on time.

Like you, my copy always used to arrive on or about the 23rd.  The problem isn't with the postie.  We've had the same one for years and he's extremely good.

Subscription copy

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 11:24

It's not the greatest problem in the world but it is irritating. 

The April edition didn't arrive until several days after it his the shelf in WH Smith, and the same again this month.  In fact it hasn't arrived yet.

The April edition had a "Delivered by hand" insert with it.  I really couldn't care less how they deliver it, just get it here on time please.  Apart from saving a few quid, one of the things I do expect from subscribing is to get the copy early, or at least not later than by going out to buy it.

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:54


I'm the shape of 1/2 an hour glass.  Otherwise known as keg shape.  It used to be a 6 pack (in my dreams) but it expanded.


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