coronavirus and its consequences

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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2020, 23:15 »
Our local tip/recycling plant in Poole has just closed. I hope it doesn't signal an epidemic of fly tipping...

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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2020, 03:45 »
Our local tip/recycling plant in Poole has just closed. I hope it doesn't signal an epidemic of fly tipping...
hope not fly tipping is bad up here to start with

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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2020, 12:38 »
Looks like those like me who have relied on B&Q for Verve compost for several years might be out of luck for the foreseeable future - the stores are of course closed and their multipurpose compost is unavailable for either home delivery or click and collect in both the 50L and 125L sizes (didn't look at the smaller sizes as they're not much use to me.)  :(
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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2020, 13:30 »
Have you got a Wickes near you? they are still delivering :)
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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2020, 15:42 »
Thanks mum - Wickes MP compost 50L looks quite decent, but, despite registering, can't find the 'Add to basket' button for the life of me (perhaps not taking orders for delivery at the moment, or more likely I need a lie down!)

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« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2020, 16:08 »
Ooh that's changed, I checked before I posted and it was ok then. Suggest you do as it says and phone your local branch to see if they have any in stock - mines supposed to be being delivered Thursday 2nd April. Fingers crossed  ::)

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« Reply #81 on: March 26, 2020, 16:13 »
Can you remember what the delivery charge was (and for how many?)

Wouldn't want to be paying more for the delivery than the compost!  :ohmy:

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« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2020, 16:20 »
 ::) I ordered 8 bags (it was on special last week) and paid £7.95 for delivery - I don't drive any more so this seems a reasonable price for delivery to my door, other companies have been known to want to leave it at the end of the footpath (no road along the Terrace).

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« Reply #83 on: March 27, 2020, 16:57 »
The 'deal' just got worse - no 3 for £10 now (£4 each for 50L) - not that you can order it anyway!  ::)

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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #84 on: March 28, 2020, 14:20 »
We need to go get manure from a garden centre. 6x chicken pellets for the plot and garden.

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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #85 on: March 28, 2020, 16:08 »
The local garden centres are decimated around here. The small one which has a good plants man in Hexham is closed for the duration. The other, larger and cheaper one in Hexham is wearing a notice that says they are closed till further notice and can't do deliveries till they have clarified the situation whatever that means. There's a small husband and wife team in the next village taking telephone orders which they will deliver to the garden gate so long as you stay out of the way. My favoured garden centre is trialling taking orders by email, phoning you for delivery address and payment by card then delivering to your garden gate so long as you stay out of the way. The allotment association Hut was going to sort out deliveries by phone and email by the store keeper has been told to self isolate for 12 weeks by the doctor. The allotment association will survive most likely. However not sure about the other three.

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« Reply #86 on: March 29, 2020, 17:37 »
There's a small husband and wife team in the next village taking telephone orders which they will deliver to the garden gate so long as you stay out of the way.

That's what our garden centre of choice is doing (the other is closed), you pay over the phone, they put it in their car park, and then hide while you pick it up. they then take the next order out.
But they are limited in what they can sell. Only essential things so no misters (I was after one but they aren't essential and the NHS bought them all), no ornamental plants, only veg seed, some tools, compost and manure. I might have missed some things, he was run ragged and verbally sprinting.

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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #87 on: April 02, 2020, 13:56 »
Getting eerily close here - plot holder from my site sadly died of Covid yesterday.

The lock on his gate has already been forced open, I truly despair of some......

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« Reply #88 on: April 02, 2020, 18:32 »
Getting eerily close here - plot holder from my site sadly died of Covid yesterday.

The lock on his gate has already been forced open, I truly despair of some......

That is dreadful, I hope karma comes & bites them in the derrière  :unsure:
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Re: coronavirus and its consequences
« Reply #89 on: April 02, 2020, 18:51 »
Getting eerily close here - plot holder from my site sadly died of Covid yesterday.

The lock on his gate has already been forced open, I truly despair of some......

That is dreadful, I hope karma comes & bites them in the derrière  :unsure:

Yes, I'm not even going to give them the benefit of doubt that it was someone getting in to care for his chickens as he was one of a group who can access each others plots through shared keys.



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