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Woodsmoke

Garden lights............

OH has festooned our garden with coloured solar-powered lights.................you know the kind of thing? Cheap, tacky & tasteless pieces of plastic naff that have absolutely no place in a 'country' garden. Call me a snob if you will, but I think they're absolutely hideous, & more suited to 'chav-ville' than what should be nothing more than a glorious profusion of whatever chooses to flower in its own spot!  

I've lost count of the number of times I've deliberately run the damn things over with the mower, but the silly wench keeps on buying replacements!

Good job I love 'er, ain't it?  
bodger

My advice WS would be to get a bigger heavier mower. and to get her to join a classy forum.
Bazzer

Horrid things, on par with plastic gnomes.
Take Bodgers advice re. heavier mower and do OH first and then the lights.
End of problem.
Seemples.
Spaniels

 that your OH all over, I can't stand them either, but I wouldn't tell her that today of all days

hope she is having a fab birthday and you are spoiling her  
lizzie44

Well I think they are lovely!!! I have 4 crackle glass balls on hooks that change colour in one of my borders and I love them. Love Lizzie
lizzie44

P.S It is definately NOT Chav-ville round here!!!!!!! Love Lizzie
MrsWW

I've got white light solar lights dotted around the garden and happen to think they look quite stylish.  Don't really like coloured lights myself - not even on the chrimble tree.

Mainly tend to use anti mozzi candles when sitting in the garden of an evening though as the buggers seem to like the taste of my flesh  
Digindeep

OH  keeps buying them...Mutly or the G/lads walk over them...constantly being asked " can you glue them back together "

     yeah! buy some more..they are cheaper than the Glue....       ..Yeah...love 'em...    
Polly

I bought a supposedly solar powered castle garden ornament (it never worked) and first the dogs kept knocking it over which is just typical and then my mates kids came to visit, and they trashed it even further.  It ended up in the bin after about a week!  

We've got a box of those that you just shove into the ground but we've had them for about 4 years, just sitting there.  Problem is with them - front garden, some chav will nick em - back garden, dogs will trash them!  Can't win!
mogs

nice one lizzie, where did you get them. they sound really pretty.

i have 4 dragonflies on sticks that are in the flower pots on the patio, dont look too bad  
i also have a buddha, a mini chimnea, a water feature and two stone owls peering out from the plants too, tho they are not lights. lol.
kaz

I have 2 stainless steel twirly things that hang in the trees and turn in the wind  also...a millstone water feature and a concrete pig and two tortoises
The solar lights always got in the way of the lawn mower so weren't replaced
Christine

kaz wrote:
I and a concrete pig

Old hat my dear, so 1980s but saves you swearing at the OH I suppose
lizzie44

Mogs they were from Notcutts. A BOGOF actually. 2 for £10 They have a website as you dont have a branch in Wales. They do mail order. Love Lizzie
Bazzer

mogs wrote:
i have 4 dragonflies on sticks that are in the flower pots on the patio, dont look too bad †
i also have a buddha, a mini chimnea, a water feature and two stone owls peering out from the plants too, tho they are not lights. lol.


We accept it with you 'cause you're a wierdo witchypoo anyway.
   
bodger

Christine wrote:
kaz wrote:
I and a concrete pig

Old hat my dear, so 1980s but saves you swearing at the OH I suppose


Christine  You're a nice old stick really.
J20

Hmmmmmm

Thats why they keep breaking    even thou they are in the middle of the cut out patch in the garden  

I think they look really pretty especially when all the flowers grown up round them, not tacky and ermmm chav as you so call them.

The coloured ones were from christmas and I just did not get round too putting them away, but still I think they look lovely  

I had some really expensive ones that needed to have the wire sorted out on them, and I was promised by Woodsmoke that he would fix them, Im still waiting almost 2 years later, now I know why I always get fobbed off    
Woodsmoke

J20 wrote:
Hmmmmmm

Thats why they keep breaking†


Uh-oh! Rumbled.............  
Lorrainelovesplants

I bought 2 Victorian style black pedestal lights from Argos for £14 each.
Thought they would look naff, but have assembled them and they look okay.  Just need John to come back and install them.
MrsWW

I quite fancy a couple of Victoria style lampposts for the garden - but I bet original ones in reclamation yards cost a small fortune  

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