Gardening gaff as bulbs pulled up days after planting

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A GARDENING gaff means that hundreds of bulbs planted just last week have been pulled up again.

Salisbury City Council staff planted the hyacinths in a raised bed near the toilets in Queen Elizabeth Gardens only days ago.

But, on Tuesday, contractors who are working on the park started demolishing the flowerbed.

“It’s crazy,” one Salisbury dog walker told the Journal. “They only planted them last week. I thought how lovely they would look when they bloom and just days later the whole flowerbed was being removed.

“What a waste of time.”

The council’s senior parks officer Chris Stringer admitted there had been a “communication breakdown”.

“We thought that removing that flowerbed would be one of the last things the contractor did and the flowers would have time to come into bloom,” he said.

“That didn’t happen, it was removed earlier than we expected – we have lost of few hours of our workmen’s time but all the bulbs will be salvaged and planted in Churchill Gardens instead.”

The four-month improvement project in Queen Elizabeth Garden is now underway and will include new paths and entrances, better access, a rose garden, woodland trail and a new floral feature.

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5:44pm Tue 20 Nov 12

rantone says...

I have to say fair comment on work that is carried out and then altered is an error. However, my thanks also go to the lady who expresses concern over the 'waste of time', and I can hope that when walking her dog if she observes the idiots who have vandalised the parks over the past days also reports this to the respective people. This has been a waste of time for the SCC and the Police! Also additional expense.
I have to say fair comment on work that is carried out and then altered is an error. However, my thanks also go to the lady who expresses concern over the 'waste of time', and I can hope that when walking her dog if she observes the idiots who have vandalised the parks over the past days also reports this to the respective people. This has been a waste of time for the SCC and the Police! Also additional expense. rantone
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8:26pm Fri 23 Nov 12

gotanybiscuits? says...

Surely this is a "gaffe", & not a "gaff" ?
Surely this is a "gaffe", & not a "gaff" ? gotanybiscuits?
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