Wyevale and Dobbies

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  1. Marley Farley

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    Looks like Wyevale have been bought out by Dobbies then as I had this email today.!I didn't know this and they are also closing quite a few too.!:sad:


    These are the ones transferring to Dobbies...
    These have been sold off or closing down....
     
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      Can't see the two I know of around here mentioned in any of the lists.
       
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      Same with the two closest to me.
       
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        They sent me some club points a few days ago.
        Said it will be the last and I should spend them before 31st Aug.
        They are now just going to give 5% off with a club card
         
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          The Thornbury one, is that the one that used to be Severn Vale @Marley Farley ?
           
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            Wyevale, despite having a centre near to me, is not a point of call for me. Vastly over priced and the quality has deteriorated markedly since it expanded into selling clothes and other totally unrelated to gardening items:sad:
             
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              I rarely go in there.
              Often just for a look round on a wet day .
               
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              Yes the very same..
               
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              I have to agree with that and it has been pretty uninspiring for as long as I can remember.
               
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              • Marley Farley

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                Me neither..I have a choice of two lovely places I like to go locally for plants.. Nothing to do with Wyevale.. Two Independants local to me..Archfield and Kemps... I know them both and so so reliable... They grow their own.... Not a patch on Wyevale... Much much better, but would be intrigued to see what Dobbies can bring to Wyevale.. I know people at the local Wyevale... Would hate to see them out of a job.....!:cry3:
                 
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                Kemps in Westerleigh? Not keen myself, but they got a nice parrot :biggrin:
                 
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                  Yes @Freddy i used to go when he was Round back in Westerleigh village as well.. I loved it there as it was personal, now not so much as he is bigger, but I still like to go... I know all the bedding they grow themselves as well as a lot of other plants... He went to school with my S in L.. ;):SUNsmile:
                   
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                    Ah yes, I remember when it was in the village. Got a couple of Wisterias there. I think the thing that puts me off is the smell of burnt fried eggs :biggrin: We normally get our plants from St Aldams. Bought some good looking (strong) Fuchsias a couple of weeks ago.
                     
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                    I have Dobbies here (which was founded in Scotland) and it's not much cheaper than Wyevale, if at all. Dobbies is owned by Tesco.
                     
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