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Gardening Bargain Alerts Mega Thread

  • 01-12-2009 4:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,373 ✭✭✭ Dr Galen
    I'm a real doctor I swears


    This thread is for users to post any gardening type bargains they may have seen or heard about.

    A few rules:

    1) No personal adverts

    2) No pimping your own business ( if you provide a service that you think users might be interested in, please PM the forum Mods and we'll discuss it with you)

    3) Please provide some specifics, e.g if its an online offer provide the web address

    cheers

    MM


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,410 ✭✭✭ bbam


    http://www.futureforests.net/default.htm

    Great service and prices are spot on...
    Have dealt plenty with them and have more to order...


  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ dardevle


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    +1 for futureforests, excellent service.......would also recommend
    irishseedsavers.ie for for their selection of heritage apple and pear trees and also their selection of seeds.



    ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    Wilkinson Sword Fiskars Universal Lopper 220636

    1.6 metre with concealed cord & geared cutting mechanism

    A few still left at B&Q branches for a very cheap €22. Phone your branch to check & give the following number EAN 5010624417226


    Pic & reviews:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilkinson-Sword-220636-Universal-Cutter/dp/B0001IWEIM/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,373 ✭✭✭ Dr Galen
    I'm a real doctor I swears


    composters from Fingal County Council

    http://www.fingalcoco.ie/Environment/Recycling/Compost/
    Why Should I Compost?
    By composting your garden or kitchen wastes you can reduce your household rubbish by about one third or even as much as half. Composting is a critical step in reducing the volume of waste needlessly sent to landfill for disposal. Composted organic material is also a very valuable resource. It can be used to feed your garden, potted plants, greenhouse plants and is also an excellent soil conditioner. It saves you money as you don’t need to buy garden compost.
    From an environmental point of view, you are making an important choice in using peat-free compost in your garden. By choosing peat-free alternatives you are helping to protect Irelands remaining bogs. Home compost heaps can also provide a home for garden wildlife and provide food for birds and hedgehogs.
    To encourage home composting Fingal County Council sell home compost bins at a reduced rate from any of our recycling centres. Payment will be accepted in bin tags or by credit or laser cards - cash will not be accepted.


    Rotating Compost Tumbler €64
    Freestanding Compost Cone €32
    Recycled Kitchen Caddy €8


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 sharonl


    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share my experience this year with www.seedaholic.com, I ordered my seeds on monday lunchtime for this years veg growing and received them in tuesday mornings post. Was well impressed, got a little leaflet with each explaining about the variety, how to sow, plant and prepare the soil and the best bit they were a third of the price in the garden centres. Just to clarify I'm not connected with them other than being a pleasantly surprised and happy customer.:D


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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,218 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal
    Ultra Running Mod


    Load of Graden stuff up for graps in Lidl from 25th
    http://www.lidl.ie/ie/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20100225.index


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    The odd thing with Lidl is there are some bargains but some items are more expensive than other suppliers. B&Q also have reductions on some garden products. It's all part of a cunning plan to get the season started !


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,347 ✭✭✭ deisemum
    Registered User


    Aldi have offers on a variety of fruit trees @ €4.99 as well as seeds, bulbs, plants, pots etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 582 ✭✭✭ Thoushaltnot


    Just saw this stuff - lots of soil/gardening stuff on offer.

    http://aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/offers_week10Sunday10.htm?WT.z_src=main


  • Registered Users Posts: 648 ✭✭✭ lescol


    Just saw this stuff - lots of soil/gardening stuff on offer.

    http://aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/offers_week10Sunday10.htm?WT.z_src=main

    Saw that too, was interested in a water butt until I looked at the English site http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/offers_week10Sunday10.htm £24.99 converts to €27.67 NOT €39.99!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,347 ✭✭✭ deisemum
    Registered User


    Lidl have some gardening offers at the moment

    http://www.lidl.ie/ie/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20100304.index


  • Registered Users Posts: 816 ✭✭✭ eliza64
    Registered User


    Free seeds from the Irish Independent.

    Send a stamped addressed envelope to

    Irish Independent reader offer,
    Thompson & Morgan seeds,
    Mr Middleton Garden shop
    58 Mary street,
    Dublin 1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 293 ✭✭ padraig71


    I have just been looking for coarse vermiculite as an ingredient in a growing mix for a raised bed (following advice on squarefootgardening.com). B&Q sell vermiculite in 10l bags for about €7.50, which would work out v. expensive for the amount I need, but I found a Dublin-based company online called National Agrochemical Distributors (nad.ie) who quoted me €16.50 for 100l plus about a tenner to courier to me in Galway.

    +1 for Seedaholic, I just used them for the first time and was very happy with their quick and friendly service.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17 murnhome


    ordered a 6'x8' polycarb, green coloured, greenhouse from www.speedwellstar.com a U.K based company on Tuesday afternoon arrived today Thursday morning great service I'd say, and a great price too £338 stng inc delivery.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,028 ✭✭✭✭ -Corkie-


    Dunnes have a cherry blossom tree for 10 euro up until easter. Its small but they are lovley i got two.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/special_buys3_12504.htm?WT.mc_id=2010-03-29-11-13

    These small loppers are superb & amazing value. I do more work with these that any of the four other pairs that I use. They are very light, fit in a big pocket & cut really well. Absolute bargain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 41 Anduril


    +1 for seedaholics

    Also Premierseedsdirect.co.uk. Very fast, very little packaging, low postage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    Superb big ratchet loppers

    http://www.lidl.ie/IE/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20100405.p.Telescopic_Shears

    These are in Woodies at €65 exactly the same model.


  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ Sneachta
    Registered User


    Discodog wrote: »
    Superb big ratchet loppers

    http://www.lidl.ie/IE/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20100405.p.Telescopic_Shears

    These are in Woodies at €65 exactly the same model.


    How can there be such a difference? thats massive


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    The Woodies ones have Diamuid Gavin's name on them !. But if you look at the manufacturer name & model they are the same.

    I have used a lot of loppers & for sheer power these are very good - if a branch will fit between the blades it can easily be cut. You would not use them for lighter pruning as the ratchet mechanism has to reset between cuts.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ mountainy man
    Registered User


    had one of those diarmaid gavin lopers handles bent first time i used it , brought it back got refund , bought good one instead!:rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    What were you trying to cut ?. I have been using mine for a year with no problems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ mountainy man
    Registered User


    was cutting back fuscia not that tough id a thought, one handle just bent like a banana ! wasn't impressed as you can imagine :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    Strange. I used mine a lot this winter & because of the ratchet, I only use them for the thick stuff. I have had no problems with tree branches, thick hedging etc. I would be cautious using them with the handles extended as there is a lot of leverage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ mountainy man
    Registered User


    ya, go easy with it,:D you must have got the good one !


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    I used to use the CK Power Loppers which had a lifetime guarantee. Amazingly I got them replaced three times over about 5 years when the plastic snapped - I think that they have given up on that idea.

    I am a gardener so I am used to gentle finesse. What did you buy instead ?.


  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ mountainy man
    Registered User


    got a pair of homebase own brand ones kinda strange sissor action pretty good for them ! you can also adjust the anvil as blade diminishes from sharpening , wasn't expecting too much from them but has done everything i have asked of them.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    B&Q €185 for a self propelled mower & free strimmer. Not quality but very cheap.

    Also Bosch Isio Lithium Ion grass shears & shrub/hedge pruner down from about €70 to €45. The hedge/shrub cutter is surprisingly good but ENSURE that you get the newer version with BLACK & SILVER blades as it is much better & both old & new are on the shelves together.

    The new version has a very clever anti stall system that makes it able to cut thicker stems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,939 ✭✭✭ goat2
    Registered User


    Cabaal wrote: »
    Load of Graden stuff up for graps in Lidl from 25th
    http://www.lidl.ie/ie/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20100225.index
    the funny thing about lidl and aldi, is when the new stuff come in it is gone in hours,
    i said this to one of the till attendants there, to which they replied, it is the very same people every week who are in earliest, can you emagine the amount of hoarding these people must do


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,449 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog
    Registered User


    It is interesting which offers sell. This morning one guy bought 4 of the lawn scarifiers. Many Lidl items end up being sold at car boots for a profit. The €69 Aldi generators have appeared in Buy & Sell at a profit !.

    They had not sold one of the €99 Sailing Jackets !. The ratchet secateurs are useful & the fleeces are good value. I bought a power washer on Monday & they were all gone by 9am.


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