A harrowing experience

by 3arn0wl

Poppleton Council recently put its parks and gardens contract out to tender.

There has been a good deal of interest in the work, especially from the gardeners who have recently been made redundant by the council. And whilst they may be the favourites for the work, Councillors have decided to invite a number of other companies to pitch their bids.

A company of Chinese landscape gardeners in particular attracted some attention, since their bid undercut the others significantly.  However, upon entering the council chamber late yesterday afternoon with an assortment of gardening implements,  it was unclear whether their initial words were a salutation,  or a statement of intent: ……

And so it remains likely that those usual, friendly faces of the Council Gardeners Ltd. will be seen around and about. Hoeing.

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