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16 October 2014

Island Threads - January 2009


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as I wrote in some earlier posts I paid someone to put up a windproof fence along the side of my garden that gets the strongest wind, I paid nearly £1,200 for this fence, a lot of money but I ‘thought’ once it is done I will be able to grow more plants as they will have protection, as I could not find someone by recommendation I contacted someone who advertises in the Stornoway Gazette and lives just a few miles from me,

the first strong winds we had last winter the fence started to come down,




he came and strengthened it?!





the next strong winds we had the fence uprooted and moved across the garden, I phoned him and waited……and waited……..and waited,










then we had another gale and the fence started to break more, so I phoned again and was told he was busy!!!!!!!!






then eventually he put the fence up for the THIRD time,

there were gales before Christmas and the fence is starting to fall down again,






I am not contacting him again but I am posting this information so that hopefully no one else will get ‘done’ as I have been,

be very cautious of ads in the gazette offering island landscape gardening, fencing, etc.

note: it has been brought to my attention that some may mistakenly think our resident island blogger workman may be responsible, HE ISN’T, because of the beebs no names policy I can’t name and shame here but I have in my comment on a relevant post at the new island-blogging.co.uk website, the work was done in July 2007 before our resident man offered to do work for people, infact I answered the ad in the gazette in May 07 when said resident man was still in the deep south of England, I hope this clears up any mistaken thoughts,

Posted on Island Threads at 14:31





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