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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: I heard a good one lately Reply with quote

Although not so good for the company involved. Approx. 5 years ago a company in the midlands started up by producing bulk bags of compost to sell to large users, garden centres, farmers, county councils and suchlike. The bags were customised to the buyers needs and varying percentages of the constituents were allocated according to what the customer wanted. Somehow, one of the source constituents had been sprayed with a glyphosphate to kill the weeds, unfortunately the spray contaminated everything that the compost was used for and major claims were made against the company involved resulting in their demise. Can anyone expand on this any further?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will reply to myself! Must be going mad.
CORRECTION: Was talking to a horticulturalist today and retold this story, he says it couldn't have been roundup (which is what aroused my suspicion at the outset) but he had heard this story before "possibly Gouldings" he says.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local farmers are still using 'Gouldings' big bags but, having always assumed they were an Irish concern, I did notice there was a UK address on the bag. Did they maybe close down their Irish operation?

When I can get a co-operative farmer to slash the TOP of a bag instead of the bottom, they make great garden refuse bags for lawn mowings, hedge clippings etc.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You thinks of everything. You also may get your sewing kit out.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it anything to do with what was mentiond in this thread,Tagwex............. Contaminated manure
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think so. My source was adamant about it being from the Midlands and it was one of the constituents that he mixed in to make bulk bags of compost.

PS. It appears you have a great memory James. 2009, I'm impressed.

PPS. Where is my 51%?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where is my 51%?


I thought you were Goulding out for 55%....... Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that is your wish then so be it!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re. my sewing kit, Tagwex, already got it. Done one bag and three more to do.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll send you on my socks so.
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