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Has anyone got a glass plate poppy bird bath made by Gardman?  It is a glass poppy plate that sits on a metal 4 legged stand.  I had one for Christmas.

It comes in two pieces, the glass dish and the metal 4 leg stand.  The dish is supposed to sit on the suction pads at the top of the stand - mine doesn't.  Is this normal or is it badly designed or are we just unlucky?

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Is it this one GD?

    http://www.gardman.co.uk/poppy-bird-bath.html

    I don't have one, but have had a glass table with suckers before.  Needed a bit of wiggling and jiggling to get the best fit, and that was on a flat surface.  Have you tried moving the suckers around different areas of the poppy petals?

  • Kitty, no we haven't tried moving the suckers - thanks for the link which I have already used to contact gardman.  The suckers are attached to the stand (legs and are not moveable) - we have taken it back into the shop to see if we could swap it for  better design and all the other poppy bird baths are the same design and none of them are any better than what we have.  It must be a design fault or perhaps we are not meant to use the suckers to stick the poppy dish down - in which case why have they put suckers on the legs.  I hope to be able to sort this out soon. 

    Thanks for the suggestions.

  • Hi 

    looking at the design the suckers pads should be there to hold the glass poppy bath in place. I had a similar bird bath with sucker pads that did this, but I would suggest placing it in a sheltered area as with any high winds it will topple over. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465

    Guernsey Donkey ... as I understand the relevant legislation, your contract is with the shop rather than with Gardman, so if it is 'unfit for purpose' they're the ones who should refund your money ... they can then take it up with Gardman with whom they have a contract.  

    If I'm mistaken in my understanding of the legal position I hope someone will put me right image

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  • We won't be placing the bird bath on the patio, which would have been the ideal place because it is level and flat, but you are right - the strong wind will make it topple and break. Also it is interesting that you had a similar bird bath with suckers that served a purpose greenfingers Steve, I wish our suckers did too.

    Yes, that is right Dove, the shop is the first port of call, and they did offer us a credit note in all fairness, but because this bird bath was a present, we felt we would rather have a replica, so when the person who bought the present visited they could actually see the bath for themselves.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    Guernsey Donkey2 says:

    ... because this bird bath was a present, we felt we would rather have a replica, so when the person who bought the present visited they could actually see the bath for themselves.


     Ah, different situation then ........  perhaps placing it within a border will make it less vulnerable and also enable birds to perch in the perennials and queue up for their bath ... that'll give you lots to watch image

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925

    Could you run some wire through the petals and twist it around the legs? 

    edited to add, silly idea, I can now see that’s not possible,  we are great bodgers here?

    Last edited: 06 January 2018 10:56:11

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611

    Maybe keep it in the conservatory and use it for floating candles instead.  Failing that, maybe some strong glue such as araldite to fix it.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,514

    I think you need to be careful what glue you use on glass as changes in temperature would cause it to expand and contract and it might crack.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611

    Loctite do a glass glue.  If it's kept in a conservatory it should have fewer temperature fluctuations.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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