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Bents [Mar. 25th, 2009|10:02 am]
Tony Grist
We went to Bents- the big garden centre in Glazebury. We  thought the prices were a bit steep- but Glazebury is Cheshire, so I suppose this is where the footballers' wives come to buy their bedding plants. A family of robins has colonised the main building- and there they were- almost close enough to touch- hopping about among the displays. 

I might have bought some pansies- to stiffen up the ranks in the front yard- but I wasn't going to pay twice what I paid for the same product in Wilkinson's in down-at-heel Middleton.

There's a pretty good restaurant. The berry compote or blanchemange or whatever (I chose by sight not off the menu) - was lovely.






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[User Picture]From: suzilem
2009-03-25 11:45 am (UTC)
You look content in your swing. :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 12:08 pm (UTC)
It was very comfortable. And I'd been doing a lot of hard walking.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2009-03-25 12:11 pm (UTC)
Is that statue (which is rather..uhhhh...not artistic)supposed to be Diana the Huntress? It looks like she has a quiver in her back. And what an expression!

I love the grimacing faces in the first photo. Looks like somebody was buying a garden alien.

You look right at home in the swing.
:D
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 09:51 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid that is supposed to be Diana. Doesn't she look dopey! Definitely not worth £399.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2009-03-25 12:30 pm (UTC)
Was that your shopping trolley with the dismembered Ent in it?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 09:52 pm (UTC)
Heavens, no! :) We came across it in a corner of the yard.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2009-03-25 01:52 pm (UTC)
I see what you did there in that first picture! I'm not going to ask....I'm not going to ask....I'm not going to ask...OK, I'm going to ask...

What the heck is that thing sitting in the shopping cart? It looks like an alien, which I simply can't imagine at a garden centre.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-03-25 04:41 pm (UTC)
I want to know, too! It looks to me like a dead dinosaur.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 09:55 pm (UTC)
I think it's a dead dinosaur too. But only the limbs were present. I've no idea where the rest of it was.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 09:53 pm (UTC)
Your guess is as good as mine. It's a found object. I've no idea what it represents. The limbs look like they belong to a plastic raptor- but where was the rest of the beastie?
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2009-03-25 02:35 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhh... We had something very similar to that swing. We put it up every year on the patio until it got too old. It was so comfy!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 09:58 pm (UTC)
This was comfy too.
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[User Picture]From: aellia
2009-03-25 02:46 pm (UTC)
I see they've knocked £20 off the statue.
She looks slightly inebriated to me
xx
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 09:59 pm (UTC)
It's a dreadful statue. I don't know how they dared ask so much for it. Reducing the price by a mere £20 simply adds insult to injury.
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[User Picture]From: aellia
2009-03-25 10:04 pm (UTC)
Just read your reply and it's the only thing that has made me smile all day!
I've been in a foul mood so thank you
x
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 10:27 pm (UTC)
My pleasure :)
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[User Picture]From: baritonejeff
2009-03-25 03:04 pm (UTC)
I don't want to make you blush, but that shot of you is very endearing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

I'm so glad to see you're feeling well enough to be active on LJ!
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2009-03-25 03:51 pm (UTC)
That last shot is a glimpse of the 10 year old boy you once were.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 10:01 pm (UTC)
Heh heh heh- Yes, I suppose it is.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2009-03-25 04:25 pm (UTC)
That first shot is priceless! The giant alien would be for those who feel that gnomes are passé, I suppose?

The statue has the drollest expression and the shot of you in the swing is one of the nicest photos of you that I've seen. :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I'd love to know what the alien was doing there. This dismembered specimen was the only one of its kind in evidence.
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[User Picture]From: oakmouse
2009-03-25 04:36 pm (UTC)
Wonderful photos!

That statue looks pie-eyed and bored out of her mind --- like a socialite who has had enough to drink that she forgot the "proper" face to wear.

I also loved yesterday's photo post, although I think I forgot to go back and comment on it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

It's no wonder the statue looks bored. She's been hanging around so long they've had to reduce the asking price.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-03-25 04:42 pm (UTC)
I love the swing picture. May I have your permission to copy it and add it to my "Friends" album?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 10:06 pm (UTC)
With pleasure. Ailz took it- of course.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2009-03-25 05:16 pm (UTC)
Honestly, what wonderful compositions! And the expressions in the first picture made me laugh--looks like something got slaughtered in the buggy.

You look like a benevolent professor.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-25 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I can't explain the dismembered thing in the shopping trolley. It's a found object- with no seeming connection to anything else in the store.
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