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Impulsive, Mr.Scrubber....? and disaster averted

29 January 2018 21:13:29

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Scrubber had noticed that his early daffodils about which he used well not quite crow! But he certainly used celebrate their early arrival. They arrived in January. But this year many didnt arrive at all. They had gone 'blind'. Scrubber looked up the advice and was advised to wait until the leaves died back and then separate. He reasoned that if they were going to do anything it wouldnt make much difference if they were done in the green!!!! If they dont come back Ill plant new bulbs. BUT when I dug them up they were small and very closely packed . I got a lot out of them so if lucky they will be beautiful next January  and early as wel!!!!

The disaster? well when digging holes for the newly separated bulbs the blade of my  lovely small spade bought about two years ago suddenly snapped across. Scrubber said 'Tut' tut but then got a brilliant idea. He rang Ed Sweeney of Sweeneys garden centre New Ross where he bought it and Ed could not have been more helpful. He thinks I should get a replacement as the company is reputable. So if I do I might be tempted to get a small border fork.... Luckily I have some nice Christmas vouchers..... But wasn't that very nice of him. 

Got some lovely photos but cant download them so ill use the most recent ones

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 30 January 2018 08:13:45

Good customer service.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 January 2018 09:04:52

Peter, the photos of the snowdrops are gorgeous. The daffodils should settle down well with plenty of moisture in the soil and temperatures rising. Well done to Sweeney's Garden Centre.

Dick Dick 30 January 2018 16:40:05

The snowdrops are great, especially when others are not to be seen.


Scrubber Scrubber 30 January 2018 17:46:34

Very, Jacinta! Yes Dick my hellebores are takingtheir time! Thanks Mary that's encouraging. never realised you were afraid of anything!! (Elizabeth's journal re mice)

Scrubber Scrubber 30 January 2018 17:46:35

Very, Jacinta! Yes Dick my hellebores are takingtheir time! Thanks Mary that's encouraging. never realised you were afraid of anything!! (Elizabeth's journal re mice)

Jackie Jackie 31 January 2018 07:30:58

Now THAT is good Customer Service indeed. And what a lovely way to spend those Christmas vouchers too. :) I love the photo of the snowdrops too

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 31 January 2018 14:04:09

Peter, when I was a teenager we had a mouse in the house and I moved out and lived with my cousin for a week or so until my mother got in Rentokil. 


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