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i realy have a thing about people in shops not knowing anything about what there selling though it can work in my faver some times. i went to a local big garden centre a few years back as id just finished the the building part of my garden and was eager to get some plants in there.i have common sense which i think is a big part of everything but a plant expert im not.i looked around and spotted a large leaved climber that i liked.i walked over and looked at the label.it said ornimentle grapevine and size reaches 90 feet.i thaught wow that will be ideal to go round my pond , fence etc.the plant didnt have a price so i went to the head gardener there and pointed at the plant saying.how much is that plant with the big leaves that grows 90 foot.this woman looked at me like i was an idiot.she walked over smirking,bent over to read the label while saying ninty foot.her mood changed as she read the label how ever.she had to eat a large slice of humble pie as she said owa 90 foot your right.she must of thaught as i had tattoos i had know brain.seriously what was her mind set.did she think i just plucked 90 foot from know wear.i cant understand what she was thinking.surely the head gardener should no basicly what shes selling.people are strange things some times.i mite add that the grape vine has done egsactly what it said on the can and looks lovley.its even gone right up into next doors cherry tree about 30`.its a funny old world

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Wow, that is a wonderful blog! And I think that vine looks great. Your garden is very special and I love all that sculpting you have done, it really is terrific. What an artist you are. And I notice your dogs there too, are they yours or the neighbours? These people are lucky too to get your vine free, or have they complained about it?
Seeyah!

26 Nov, 2008

 

thank you very much glad you like it.they are my dogs i got jerry(springer) the 9 year old spanial,merkin my american bulldog /staffy ,blanche the pug named after the woman out of corry and sausage our sharpi.ive had dogs all my life love them and fish.the neighbers are cool.there about to get another result.you know them metal grids you get round building sites.im gonna put them down bothe sides of the garden and put chicken wire on them and have concrete sculpted fences that will never rot.one neighbers gonna let me have her front garden lol or look after it plant it etc

26 Nov, 2008

amy
Amy
 

Good blog NP , you are right about some of these people not knowing anything about the plants .
I was in Homebase at the weekend and couldn,t resist a peep at the house plants ,
They were selling some pretty ones off cheap for £2 so I decided to have one .
Not knowing anything about them I went to ask an assistant , she didn,t have a clue ,
We looked at the instructions for the care of it and I very quickly realized that every single houseplant in the store had the same instructions , It didn,t matter what kind of plant it was they were all the same , whenI told her this .. she laughed and said .. " yes , it,s silly isn,t it "

26 Nov, 2008

 

Great blog NP. The sculpting adds so much to make your garden unique. I love it.
Years ago I was in a TINY town in Oklahoma and I saw a little house that had all of the front of the fence made out of tools, I had to stop and ask about it. The old man said he had just filled in the chain link fence panels with welded together tools, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, all kinds of things. It was very cool and literally stopped traffic, which I guess in that town was no big deal. I still remember that house, made quite an impression! : )

26 Nov, 2008

 

i got the same in ridgeons asking about some felt etc for a simple sloping roof .the firs bloke didnt have a clue .he got the boss and guess what .no one new anything.i think thats terrible being as they supply for all manner of building etc.seams they will imploy anyone who looks right yet strangly enough they wouldnt employ the likes of me.i would make it my mission to know about my job.the computer has made life so much easier.i feal like i can spread my wings if you like.i allways do loads of research on anything i buy or have got to do .the worlds going crazy .we seam to have reached being syvilised and started going backwards lol

26 Nov, 2008

 

that fence sounds wicked.i got an ark welder and i go to banham car boot wear theres loads of tools.youve inspired me as it goes .i was gonna do a front fence of different hight and size feet but you mite of swayed me lol.the thing is we do sit on the fence and wear the arch of your foot is would be quite comfy.

26 Nov, 2008

 

Np ~ Good blog.
As I said to you earlier today.
You have a really nice garden. :o)

26 Nov, 2008

 

thanx it will be open next june

26 Nov, 2008

 

Not the same date as mine, I hope, Np - people would have to choose beween us then, wouldn't they! LOL.

27 Nov, 2008

 

ow maybe not your an awfull long way away from me.my sister in law lives in devon is that near you ?

27 Nov, 2008

 

I've had that experience too of shop people not knowing about the plants they sell. I can't understand why they're taken on to work there.

27 Nov, 2008

 

I can answer that one for you Hywel.
It is because they will work for less, the stores don't want to pay as much as an experienced and knowledgable person would be paid. I have just quit asking for help and advice in stores. I do research ahead online and already know what I want and which store has it before I even go in. I even use the self check out, cause I'm better at it then the cashiers! : )

27 Nov, 2008

 

here here wohlibuli i think you should have a basic knowladge at least but your right.as long as you cfan say beep beep that will be £54.78 thats all you need.you wouldnt get a driving instructer who couldnt drive would you.you certainly wouldnt even give them a second look.there are some nice check out people just less it seams so i agree.if your not someone whos a people persen then work in a factory though i guess you need some people skills.its a funny old world .youve got to laugh well chuckel lol

28 Nov, 2008

 

I was a cashier myself at a DIY chain store here in the states, I don't know if you know it, called "Home Depot". When they hired me I didn't know much at all about the stock. I took time to learn what we had and where it was in the big store. Some customers even helped with this when I was new. So I guess some responsibility does have to go to the individual employee because if you want to learn about the stock, you can, most just can't be bothered to make the effort!
The company even provided videos about the different depts and even some on how to do certain things that customers buy and want to do, like repair toilets, lay tile, hang wallpaper etc. You just had to watch them and learn, most cashiers I worked with didn't bother. I thought I was interesting and I learned a LOT!

28 Nov, 2008

 

well i think its the most importent thing to know what ya doing .its a basic logical life task.i would make it my mission to.

28 Nov, 2008

 

I sure does help to know how to repair the toilets! LOL

28 Nov, 2008

 

ofcoourse why pay someone to do what u can do

28 Nov, 2008

amy
Amy
 

The last time I went to Gressenhall museum they had a fence made up with different tools in it , I must call in next time I pass and take a photo for you NP

28 Nov, 2008

 

9much appreciated amy thank you

28 Nov, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Yeah - shop assistants that are rude or just dont know anything about what they're selling are one of my pet hates too. I wouldn't mind so much if they just owned up and said, 'sorry, I don't know the answer to your question' - it's when they're obviously guessing the answer that really bugs me!

30 Nov, 2008

 

me 2 sid

30 Nov, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

GGGGgggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! ;-)

1 Dec, 2008

 

Sorry, Np - yes, North Devon isn't too far away. I visit a great Garden Centre down there sometimes. There's the M5 which goes into Devon and we have a junction about 9 miles away.

1 Dec, 2008

 

cool

5 Dec, 2008

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