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Sad goodbye to Trimley garden centre

PUBLISHED: 17:27 07 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:36 03 March 2010

CUSTOMERS are today bidding a sad early farewell to Station Nurseries in Trimley .

Manager Pat Chenery decided to close a month early as most of the stock had been sold and she wanted to get the painful closure completed as soon as possible.

CUSTOMERS are today bidding a sad early farewell to Station Nurseries in Trimley .

Manager Pat Chenery decided to close a month early as most of the stock had been sold and she wanted to get the painful closure completed as soon as possible.

But Mrs Chenery, who lives near the nursery in Cordy's Lane, Trimley St Mary, said she was now considering her options and was thinking of starting up another nursery business elsewhere.

"We have got rid of a lot of the stuff and it is horrible coming up here everyday, it's just dragging it out," said Mrs Chenery, 52.

Station Nurseries was initially going to close at the end of the month after it was forced to close because the garden centre business could not sustain the high rent and rates brought to them by their new landlord.

After seven years at the nursery next to the station, Mrs Chenery is now looking forward to some time off and the chance to be able to spend more time with her 59-year-old husband, who is a dock worker, and her daughter who was temporarily living at home with them. Mrs Chenery also has two sons who are in the Navy.

But Mrs Chenery along with two part-time workers have now lost their jobs and so she will soon decide whether she wants to start selling her fuchsias, perennials and bedding plants elsewhere and set up a smaller business.

The landlord is seeking a new tenant and hopes to continue renting the area as for a nursery business.

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