Plants vs Zombies

A new shop is displacing the desultory Housemartins Estate Agency in The Tea Factory, Endwell Road. Called Brockley Hydroponics, the newcomer's signage has started to replace the former owner's. No more details at this stage, but nice to see another unit put to a useful purpose and the departure of another of the area's zombie occupants.

41 comments:

Wickham Road Mandem said...

Me well be into me hydroponics, ya get me?

mb said...

Excellent, I can now grow tomatoes in the cellar. Been wanting to do that for ages.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what else is in the Tea Factory these days since Tea Dance for Little People and the gallery shut down?

Anonymous said...

That's all we need- a one stop shop for drugs growers!

Anonymous said...

Opposite the new drug rehab centre ... Brockley cross is really going leaps and bounds eh?

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon0942 - TDLP has not yet left. There is an archictural practice based there too. Search "Green Tea Architects" on the site to find an article about them.

Brockley Nick said...

There is already a hydroponics supplier in the Brockley Cross business centre.

Anonymous said...

Are there really so many keen indoor tomato growers in Brockley? Who'd have thought it?

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local yokel said...

bad news for Brockley

Brockley Nick said...

Oh for god's sake, what a load of misery guts. Is a shop that sells Rizla papers also "bad news for Brockley"?

The artist formerly known as Ed CPZ said...

As an owner/resident I regularly post about tea factory goings on and mentioned the hydro shop last week on a TDFLP thread. The GT arcthitects are great and I'm not adverse to a hydro shop personally but their frontage is a dog's dinner.

Anonymous said...

hydroponics = 24 hour mung bean production, that can't be bad!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I laughed....

Anonymous said...

It is quite funny that there will now be a sort of 'golden triangle' between the new rehab centre, the hydroponics shop and the 'rasta supplies centre'. Even funnier that the new level crossing directly links the rehab centre and the rasta emporium.

Councillor Howard Marks said....

Anonymous said...

How funny? Quite is quite vague.

Anonymous said...

Sat in coffee shop reading this, whilst Bob Market is playing! *one grins*

BTW - In Islington, not Amsterdam.

Anonymous said...

Hence Bob Market rather than Marley?

Anonymous said...

Finally, a new breed of "organic, locally sourced" that we can ALL get behind.

Hopefully at a fair fare price too!

Just no overtly-twee plastic bags please.

Anonymous said...

A 'desultory' estate agent, is that the one that was mixed up with the UK Uncuts or summink?

Anonymous said...

Yes it was the election HQ of the People before Profit Party, in their lacklustre attempt to become the vanguard party of the mung tendency. Now they just take over public property, call it their own, and start charging rent for it, making sure people who are unemployed don't get to rent it (imagine if the council tried that!!). They betray their confused roots in bolshevism and estate agency by this move.

Brockley Kate said...

Is it just me, or is there a curious leaf theme among all the businesses which have inhabited the Tea Factory? I can see the obvious reason, but it does get to a point where the theme starts to get a little stretched.

Maybe they could see if Whittard might like to open a branch in there.

Any other ideas for good leaf-related businesses?

Tea-dious joke said...

maybe they should open a tea factory?

Ho Ho...

Anonymous said...

And who said Brockley Cross wasn't happening!

sigh

Osh said...

Love plants vs zombies!

NAT said...

Yes, if the Zombies and the Triffids had a go you'd wonder who'd win that argument.

Faux Berry said...

I'd say that the Triffids would win, as Zombies can't reproduce. Got to think about the long game....

NAT said...

Not sure. Biting people acts as a sort of procreative function in zombie society, and they would have a marked advantage in coastal areas like Margate because of the triffids dislike of sea water.

Think it could be quite close.

Anonymous said...

Ah, but Trifffid's preferred food is rotting flesh, making the zombies a perfect food source. The Zombies, being interested in eating brains, would not attack the Triffids...

Faux Berry said...

that was me.

NAT said...

Good Point Faux Berry.

I must go somewhere to reflect.

NAT said...

Mmmm, not inclined to give Zombies anything better than 7/1 now.
Of course their chances would be enhanced if they were to pick up even simple gardening tools but nothing in the form book suggests that this is at all likely.

Anonymous said...

There's the whole "Dalek & Stairs Scenario" zombies can nip up a high rise whereas Triffids would struggle. Zombies would do well in, say Hong kong?

Brockley Nick said...

You can settle the matter yourselves here http://chrome.plantsvszombies.com/

I recommend you invest in sunflowers, snow peas and wall-nuts.

NAT said...

Masterful, tho I can't play it right through due to garden watering in advance of the deadline.

Mostly terrestial species.

Cuppicake said...

Nick, you always have to have the squashy guy.
Squashy guy!

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, true, you need a squash up your sleeve for the running zombies with crash helmets, but they are one-shot wonders. As someone said earlier, you need to play the long game. Wise words.

Cuppicake said...

I disagree. You need the squashy all the way through. Especially at the end to defeat the big troll guys throwing the little guy. Set two squashies in a row, in every row and you are set to win.

Can you tell I've spent hours playing this game.
I would conveniently move in saying to my kid 'would you like me to help?'

Lost hours.

Brockley Nick said...

Christ, this is like my "balsamic vinegar" humiliation all over again.

Brockley Nick said...

PS - I suggest you don't allow yourself to sucked in to Club Penguin System Defender. The only mercy is there are relatively few levels for you to be hooked on.

Cuppicake said...

haha, yes, you haven't really played plants vs, zombies until you've used the plants grown in a certain region of Italy for sure.
:)

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