Local Savings

Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Popeye's Pine Station Road, Marshall, Victoria, Australia

This is a guy in his '60s who runs a small business from home. He has all sorts of manure and garden soil for sale but recently he has branched out into garden things.

I have purchased three raised garden beds from him at a much lower price than I could buy in any shop, and they are all made with treated pine. He only charges $10 for delivery.

I have also had him make me a chicken shed and run. He custom-made the shed to fit in the limited space I had available, then delivered and installed it, including the wire for the run. He has since made and installed a gate so I can let them free-range in a part of the garden.

He also makes kitchens, toys and other furniture.

He can be found in Marshall just off the Barwon Heads Road in Station Road. Going there from Geelong, you cross the railway line, turn sharp left and it's the first yard you come to on the left. Most of the time there's someone in the yard, if not John, his wife or other people. You can contact him by phone on 0437 079 114.

He is a down-to-earth typical old-fashioned guy in his '60s. I have found him to be scrupulously honest and have no hesitation in recommending him.

Contributed by: Happy Jan, 10 Dec 2012