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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Who is the red martian and what is the relevance to the garden and pray tell where is the artistic merit in what looks like the remains of a hull of a boat poking up through couch grass?


Bloom is not a show about gardens or gardening, It's a trade show selling a lifestyle to the great unwashed masses of sheeple (GUMS) and as you know alternative lifestyles are in vogue at the moment, hence the red alien and the proliferation of sofas with cushions in the exhibits so you can sit down and digest all those overpriced gourmet sausages and burgers they sell there. My primary reason for being there was to get some primulas to add to my collection.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake. My bad. I read that good guy put up the photos as he said he was going. Hence the welcome to Leinster comment, relating back to an earlier post of his, in case you missed it Mews. I hope your primula collection was enhanced.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a very enjoyable day out. It was great being able to visit so many good trade exhibits all in the one place and I saw some interesting ideas in some of the show gardens. I spent 30 on plants: alpines, sempervivums and ferns, varieties which I wouldn't have been able to buy locally.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See GG it is better down south!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dublin is on the east coast, is it not?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's south of you and you can purchase the flowers you wanted which you couldn't do in nordie land and we are not infested with those worms either. I could go on and on but it is just too easy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could probably have got all those plants at various nurseries/garden centres in Northern Ireland but that would have meant depriving our capital city of my gracious presence.
And have you seen the exchange rate lately?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had of bought them in N. I. then you would have been depriving the republic of some much needed revenue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and I did my patriotic duty, helping to pay off a few bankers.
And I'm happy for you that your team won. Who were they playing?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aston Villa. They hadn't a hope!
Karma will hit those *ankers very hard.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was there sun and mon, on one of the stands on 'conservation row'; we were told yesterday to pack up at about 11am, and we were glad to do so. we'd have ended up airborne otherwise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame it had to end like that.
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i heard they had to use a tractor as an achor for the food stage after the wind picked up.
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