who was dissappointed with this show this year???
Oh hello again .... hope you've had a good spring and summer
I didn't go to the show but posts at the time revealed it to be what I would expect, a marketing opportunity for businesses involved in garden design etc. That's what pays the bills. There's no money to be made in proper gardening at a show like that.
It was awful, I have been every year for the last 8 and have always loved it, but like you say this year was a marketing ploy and hardly any plants to purchase...will never go again, hope your well and enjoyed the seaon so far x
We've been in a recession - gardening will be one of the last businessess to rally - it won't happen until property prices really pick up properly - if they ever do.
Denise I was gonna go next year..... Strike it off and go to west dean chilli fiesta instead me thinks......
It was the traders and stall hoders I felt sorry for, all the ones I spoke to were complaining about the ever increasing rent thay had to pay....and they wernt breaking even any longer...this is why there were far fewer stalls and plants for sale, so sad as it was an event I really looked forward to every year. Stacey your doing the right thing believe me! x
Did,nt go this year,but have been in the past and always had a great day out,looks like best to avoid at the moment,perhaps it will improve,but am not willing to waste money on it meanwhile.It,s not cheap
What was even more disappointing, they sent a satisfaction survey afterwards and I logged in ready to register my disappointment. After a dozen questions on my income bracket, newspaper preferences, holidaying frequency etc it became apparent it was an exercise to collect my information for selling on, so I ended it there. I guess they weren't really that interested in my feedback!
I hate it when a so called survey goes on to ask for information that is not related.
Of course - I wouldn't expect anything else. As I've said, all these things are marketing opportunities - no different to any county show, motor show, boating show, wedding fayre etc.
i went to Southport flower show on thursday and had lovely day