A couple of months ago my special swan neck hoe and pruning saw broke. Nothing daunted I set off to a nearby big Garden Centre expecting to find a large garden implement section from which I could choose the right replacement tools.
When I got there it was more like a National Trust supermarket than a garden centre. As I walked in I was assailed by the smell of scented candles. As far as the eye could see there were scented candles, and other flowery patterned frippery, DVDs, books, a children's section, clothing section, Cook Shop, expensive presentation food in fancy packaging. I had to ask a passing member of staff where the garden equipment was. It was hidden away in a tiny section and the space given to garden implements was about 6 linear feet. I walked out.
I have been to several more Garden Centres and they are all the same, they sell anything but garden equipment and supplies.
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