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The potting shed

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 17:01

Happy Christmas to you too, Dove 😀


Posted: 21/12/2016 at 16:59

Thanks FB!


Posted: 21/12/2016 at 12:25

not been on this site for ages, and only a couple of times since the format changed ages ago. Can somebody enlighten me as to how I can access emails now?


The potting shed

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 11:47

Just a brief update on my son's problems with Garden Buildings Direct - he spoke to the Daily Mail Business section who love getting involved with Companies such as this, and when he told GBD what he had done they offered an immediate full refund !

We had to take the shed apart ( very carefully I might add, as it was very delicate ),and the pieces were collected by the Company the next day.

Son was left out of pocket as he had paid contractors to erect the shed as part of his ongoing garden refurbishment, but given GBD's original derisory offer of £30 ( based on what - who knows ), I strongly advise anyone thinking of buying from these people to steer very well clear.

If you want to buy a shed I would say it's always best to physically see an example of what you would like to get, whether you order online or at a store.

The potting shed

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:37

Thanks - interesting comments! Reason for asking is that my son bought one of their 'premium quality' sheds, and after it was erected by his professional builders/ gardeners, the reaction of everybody who has seen it is that it is the worst, flimsiest shed they have ever come across. All the panels are different colours, windows are flimsy plastic, and none of the joints meet properly. The erectors say they were ashamed to have put up a building like that, but they did the very best of a bad job.

Response from Garden Buildings Direct customer services is terrible, and despite having photographs e- mailed to them, they offered a partial refund of £30. Whatever offer they might finally make, my son says he is 'going to bite the bullet, and break up the shed and take it up to the local tip'

Perhaps he was unlucky with his particular shed, but the total lack of help or interest from Customer Relations makes this a situation where I feel anybody on this Forum remember the saying ' Let the buyer beware' if they are tempted to deal with Garden Buildings Direct.

The potting shed

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 16:18

yes, literally. Has anybody out there had a shed from Garden  Buildings direct - I would be interested to hear of your experience with them, from ordering to any follow-up help required.

Forum layout

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:53

I have just logged into the forum for the first time in a week or two - am I in the right place?

if this is the new layout then I have to say I don't like it at all - I really can't be bothered to try and find the old subjects I once followed, as I'm told I don't have any followed threads. Why do people think everything in this life needs updating and refreshing, when as far as I could see the old layout was more than adequate. I struggle to find the time to do all I want in the garden and allotment, and I certainly can't find time or interest trying to work out what's happening here. Goodbye all!

Talkback: Carrot fly

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:14

I have for several years, when cutting off the tops of leeks prior to cooking, spread the leek leaves along the carrot rows - the smell seems to deter the arrival of carrot fly, and the leeks gradually rot down over the months and ultimately get dug in. Carrots protected this way have been virtually untouched by the fly (which is very bad on our allotment site)

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:56

Just been looking at picture of Gardengirl's allotment shop (posted in March) - absolutely brilliant. I might have missed further details in another message, but can Gardengirl tell us how this shop is run and funded? Here in Marlow in Bucks, we have two allotment sites, and a shop, even half as good as GG's, would be a treat.

Depending on GG's response - and ,indeed, any comments on this subject from other forum members, I will pester our allotment committee, and local Town Council to see what they can do. Might prove interesting!

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 00:17

Very heavy frost last night, but still have a very colourful display of pelargoniums growing both sides of my front porch - if it stays mild, could they possibly last through the winter? I keep thinking I should put them in the greenhouse with all my other pelargoniums, which have been inside for a few months now, but they are so bright by the front door that I thought they should take their chance outside.

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