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I can’t believe someone makes… Grow bag beauty covers
It’s always nice to get suggestions for the blog from readers and, following Bob’s CD-changer changer issue, we say thank you to Ian of Cheshire for this one. It is his contribution to the ICBSM… series.
My wife Jan (a keen and ‘real’ gardener’) pointed this item out to me yesterday and I was as flabbergasted as she was. She first saw them being promoted in a B&Q brochure that claimed they were to be used to cover ‘unsightly’ Growbags. Further investigation by me has found others.
The mind boggles at the pointlessness of manufacturing a printed polythene cover to cover an already printed polythene bag! Having said that one Eco company makes covers out of hessian (at £13 for two). B&Qs are about £5 each but some on Amazon are £6 plus £2 p&p on mail order.
Since B&Q also sell Growbags, by their own admission they are selling unsightly products. Another supplier of these products calls Growbags ‘Ugly’. Strangely enough my research has not found any company selling Growbags that mentions what an ugly and unsightly product they are promoting.
I know there is not really an electronic connection to this example but other than that its definitely a waste of resources.
See http://tinyurl.com/5trofua & http://tinyurl.com/4ebdqrd
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