Garden centre's 'get forking' billboard and 'rude' adverts cause a rumpus in Derbyshire

Rude advertising on garden centre billboards resulted in a record year last year for one garden retailer but has also caused offence to a Derbyshire villager.

Garden King newspaper ad urges gardeners to 'Get some tits in your garden!'
Garden King newspaper ad urges gardeners to 'Get some tits in your garden!'

Innuendoes such as "get forking in your garden", "get some tits in your garden", featuring three female staff holding birds, and "get dirty in your garden" are boosting trade at Swadlincote, Derbyshire-based Garden King garden centre, says manager Darren Sanders.

The centre, owned by Planters Garden Centres, has employed double entendres in local newspaper adverts and billboards for the last year to promote garden tools, bird food and compost.

Sanders said: "It was my idea. It just grew and one thing led to another. We've had a good response on the whole and last year was our best ever."

Sanders said the centre had received 50 responses in a book at the till, which were all positive.

But local Sara Hadley said: "Why do they need sexual innuendo to sell sheds?"


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