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MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 15:16

This is a stupid rant, but something that always bugs me.  Having watched 'Trooping the Colour', as I do every year, why does Princess Anne and Prince Edward dress in military gear?  


My experience of "customer service" .

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:37

Jatnikapyar, I am the queen of complaining. Do not give up. My local GC carries a 5 year guarantee on all plants and they are true to their word.  I know this is on-line buying but they can't just opt out of their commitment to you to supply plants 'fit for purpose' as would apply to goods. If you can find a director to write to, then do so.  If I get no satisfaction from customer services, I go to the top dog.  Have you sent copies of the photos to the suppliers? 

Paul Hansord is the current Managing Director. Why not drop him a line at the address given on their website setting out your complaint and sending photos. Mark 'Private and Confidential' and send by recorded delivery so you can track they receive it.  Sorry if you think I'm being a bossy boots.

I wish you luck.

Does anyone know the name of this tree please?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:29

Well, as you know, I never feel comfortable offering info on gardening stuff, but I have one of these which originated from my ex next-door neighbour and, yes, it does pop up all over the place, but it's not a problem to get rid of suckers, or whatever you call them. Got a lovely one growing at the moment which I am going to pot up for my son.  Daughter already has one which is huge, but looks really great where she has it in her garden. 


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:21

Pouring down here too FG, not that I had anything particular I wanted to do, but son did.

You should try online shopping as doing it yourself is such a waste of time and energy and, from experience, if you take your daughters with you, very much cheaper. 

Next door swore blind that their cat used their vegetable patch, then proceeded to give me lettuce and tomatoes. I'm afraid they went straight in the bin. YUK.

Coffee break.


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 11:33

But it's Saturday, FG.  No housework should be done at the weekend.

Tried to get the cat last night with the hose but stupid me had left the sprayer open and as I turned the tap on, I got the full blast. Sure the cat grinned.  Bl..dy thing. Sorry cat lovers but when you see cats fouling your garden and scrambling up the fence where you have climbers, it really makes me angry.  He tried it up a 6ft fence with 3 ft of trellis yesterday, didn't make it and proceeded to hang in for dear life, pulling the plant with him and landing in another shrub.  I should have put this on MOB thread.


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:32

If it comes to prizes for what time you get on this thread, I claim the booby prize.

Morning all and good to see you back Blackest.  We've been wondering whether you were OK.

Sun was shinning, but it's really windy again.  No plans to do anything particular.

WW, good luck for tomorrow.  Only wish you weren't so far away as I have read that several of the posters are going to descend on you.  Should be fun and I hope you've got plenty of cake. Let's hope the weather's kind to all.


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 14:46

FG, you've just upset me. How very sad.

Don't let those ignorant women get to you FG.  Whilst I was reading your first post, my immediate thought was why were 2 year olds walking/running about near a road.  Mine all had reins when they were allowed to walk. Never see them these days except when the local nursery takes the little ones over to the park.  Not the 'in' thing. I actually passed them on to my daughter for when her children were small. 

You need to put some signs up like 'No Tresspassing' or 'Don't walk on the grass'.  Come on, get those holes dug whilst it's nice.

I've cleaned the pond, again, moved some pots about, again, chopped some bush down a bit and finally cleared the patch of earth of all the bits and bobs that was left.  That's it for today.

Gilly - very funny

Now for lunch.

MOB rants

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:32

GG, you know what you can do with your yappy dogs. I could hear the 'dawn' chorus this morning. I find it really annoying I can now no longer have my bedroom window open because of these inconsiderate people.  It's quite obvious they just chuck the dog out at 6.30, go about their morning ablutions and 30 mins later, let it back in.  During this time, big dog let out to bark to his heart's content. Then at 7.30 yappy sausage dog is out.  Note to self - do something about it!!


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:20

Morning all.  Well done Daisy.

GG, is that correct language for a lady to use.  No point in putting lots of .... as we all know what you mean.

Will be thinking of you Andy and hope also that you are OK for Sunday.

I'm not going to mention how many years ago I took exams. I was at school where you got a second bite at the cherry, in that if you didn't pass your 11+ you had another go at 13, which I passed and went to a technical school.  I was given the choice by my parents not to move but I wanted to go (bit of a snob) on the condition I could leave at 16. School leaving age was 15 in those days.  This meant that I took no 'O'  or ' 'A' levels as they were then.  My last report said I would find it difficult to obtain a job.  Huh, what did they know.  Not once did any would be employer ask for any certificates, etc.  How times have changed. 

I feel sorry for the 'kids' these days being brainwashed into thinking it's the end of the world if they don't get the right grades.  Talk about knock them down before they get started.  No doubt some of you think I'm talking a load of twaddle - sorry about that.

Change of subject - some years ago thought I would put myself forward to help in local hospital's stroke unit.  Whilst my sons were having physio, I used to sit with a stroke victim, reminded me so much of my Dad, and 'help' him do mosaic to get his hand working again. Used to get told off.  One day, he started crying (know depression is a side effect of strokes) because his wife was going on holiday for 3 weeks and she wouldn't be visiting. Well, it affected me so much I had to be taken into a room to compose myself.  Realised then that it wasn't the place for me as I wouldn't be able to detach myself from the patients. I do admire those that do so.

Got verbal diarrhoea this morning.

Hi NickyB and welcome.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:49

Not tomorrow Verdun.  Not until next week. I will be one of many.

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