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Garden bargains

Postby Pawty » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:02 am

Just noticed that Aldi have one of their garden events on 25th February. I always keep an eye out for these as you can get some absolute bargains. The gloves are really good and poly/fleece/net tunnels for £3.99!

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Postby Pa Snip » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:13 am

A stock of decent gloves is always useful. No matter how good the alleged quality is we can make holes in them, or they come unstitched, in no time
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Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:24 am

Might have to stock up on gloves again. Partner is still using just the right hand glove and leaving it somewhere around the garden only to turn up among plants or in the compost several months later and leaving me with numerous left hand gloves. Think I'll have to find a better hiding place for the new ones.

Not been to Aldi for a while thanks for the tip off.
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:47 am

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That sounds like a case of left hand not knowing ......................................................where right hand is :D
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby dan3008 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:35 am

Pawty wrote:The gloves are really good and poly/fleece/net tunnels for £3.99!


Time to jump on a tram down to my local aldi (well, on Thursday)
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby robo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:48 pm

I find builders merchants t h e best place for gloves, my mate who is self employed buys packs of ten they have black palms and red backs they are the best I've come across
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Postby dan3008 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:38 pm

I find welders gloves work well :)
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby Monika » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:43 pm

I buy black heavy duty household gloves at a bigger size than fits my hand and always wear stretchy "woolly" gloves inside (£1.99 from the local market). Keeping a supply of the "woolly" gloves in my pockets, I can change them whenever the used ones get damp and sweaty. For lighter gardening work, I buy boxes of 100 disposable gloves, a big size for wearing with "woolly" gloves inside and normal size for fiddly work like taking cuttings or sowing seeds.
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby Westi » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:29 pm

Aldi still being built near me so unfortunately I won't be able to take advantage just yet! Picked up some pretty good gloves & very cheap seeds in InExcess, won't bother with the Lidl tunnels again though as the plastic just disintegrates!

Looking forward to the new development, Aldi, Pound Shop, Sports Direct & a few others cheapies all going in - best part though is I will walk to it through Mudeford Woods. Second best stress buster next to lottie! Damn - probably means I'll be so relaxed I'll spend more! :D

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Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:44 pm

Just had to check where you are Westi, they are doing exactly the same here, Aldi, Sports Direct etc. It's quite a bit further to walk to though and we're hoping it doesn't kill off the existing shops.
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby Westi » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:26 pm

Hi PP

It's taken ages to get any of these shops into Christchurch. They still won't give planing permission to Tesco's or Morrisons's but Lidl got in. (I don't know if it is related but apparently the local Sainsbury's is one of the busiest down South as they service the New Forest & they definitely don't want Tesco's). I expect they thought Lidl's wouldn't influence their customer base but there are some mighty fine cars in the carpark there. :)

The High Street is mainly small independent shops, with a few of the big boys, quite a few charity shops but quality of the stuff in them is very good. It didn't get too affected by the Home Bargains etc sneaking in, but these are located out of town - and off the bus routes & our population is elderly & rely on the buses & also very loyal to what they know and trust.That includes me!

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Re: Garden bargains

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:43 pm

I've been to our nearest Wyvale garden centre today as they've sent me some vouchers for a few things I actually need.

I've bought a large water butt kit with stand, connector and child proof lid. The only snag is the tap has been screwed on the inside to prevent damage in transit so I'm going to have to crawl inside it to undo it as my arms aren't long enough to reach in. That was 25%off, then I got two packs of lawn after cut weed and feed the second one half price and some multi purpose compost at 4 for the price of three.
With the vouchers I saved another £15 plus extra points towards future purchases. A good mornings shopping as it's too horrible to do any gardening.
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:16 pm

I did a similar thing Sunday, Plumpudding, but i was buying John Innes and saved £25.50, Plus double points.....very pleased... :)
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby Pa Snip » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:13 pm

I saved a small fortune today....I didn't go out !!!
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Re: Garden bargains

Postby robo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:55 pm

I bought a massive bad of John innes on Sunday I struggled to pick it up a bargain at £5 from the place called the hut it's about three miles from the allotments it's run by volunteers
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