I love gardening so am chuffed to share this offer with you. To get 20% off tickets, simply quote MS1 when booking. You can use the offer on any-day tickets too – perfect if you want to take advantage of the discount but want flexibility. That’s what I did.
Big tip here, get there when the shop opens if you want this hot tub and even ring them early to find out exactly when stock will arrive, sometimes it comes in a day or two earlier than advertised.
Aldi is cutting the cost of luxury outdoor relaxation this summer with the launch of its first ever inflatable hot tub. Taking on big brands, Aldi’s Spa Pool, available for just £299.99, will launch in stores on 9th April and aims to bring relaxation to the masses, without compromising on quality or performance.
A long-time spa staple and celebrity must-have, sales of hot tubs in the UK have soared in recent years with more than 100,000 Brits now owning one. Now, thanks to Aldi even more of us can pamper ourselves with a bargain …
The seemingly endless winter is finally drawing to a close. The daffodils are blooming, and – every so often – we are getting a glimpse of warm sunshine. I have already been gardening for a few weeks clearing up the dead leaves, sewing new seeds and bulbs and more.
So to help you on your way, here are some tips to get your garden ship shape for the summer, and to save money, we’ve made it more interesting and put in a sample of the discounts and money back that you could get if you used Jive Hippo, a membership club that gets you discount on high street prices.
Reset The Beds
It’s time to grab that shovel and that trowel and get down and dirty pulling up the weeds and roots. The roots …
I love gardening, so was excited to hear about a fella called Peter Burkes who’s offering free gardening advice at his “virtual garden cente” www.potterandrest.co.uk. I know I have raved about Garden Compass, but you still have to pay for it, even though it’s great value for money, so this is another option.
Anyway, make over your plot on a budget with some of Peter’s tips below and then you’ll have more money to spend on other plants, products and gadgets on your wish list:
1. Always check out special offers. Garden centres are always offering deals and money off on certain plants so make sure you do your research.
2. Save money on buying canes and collect sticks and twigs now for use later as pea or bean supports.
I have what can only be called a forest outside, so wanted to find a way to identify plants cheaply.
I bought the Readers Digest Garden Plants and Flowers (on eBay), but it was a bit difficult to use as it groups plants and I don’t know which groups loads of them belong to. Basically, I can tell a holly from a rose, but not a jasmine from a honeysuckle.
So what about getting a gardening expert in? Well this costs and they can’t always be there, so I downloaded 7 plant identifying apps, and would recommend Garden Compass, and here’s why:
Garden Compass gives you 3 free IDs per month or £4.49 per month, or £25.99 for the year for unlimited. They ID your plant and you can ask the expert questions. Once your …
I was quoted a whopping £900 to have three trees removed (about 10 ft tall) and decided to do it myself!
We couldn’t keep on top of the trees and wanted some more space. They were two Cyprus leylandii and one tree that was already dead but we had a trunk left.
The first quote I got was, and frankly was an absolute con. I spoke to some tree specialists and they say to remove the trees really should have been less than £300. Anyway, this quote got me thinking:
- £600 to level the trees to the ground (£500 if I booked there and then!) – what a rip off!
- £400 to take their root stumps out, if manually as they couldn’t get a machine in, though should be around £75 if using a stump
These days we have everything at our disposal at the touch of a button. But what about for helping our green thumbs? Well, let’s introduce Garden Compass, a new horticultural advice app. It is inspiring a gardening digital revolution having smashed through the 25,000 download barrier in the first three months of 2016 alone.
Why is it a handy app for gardens enthusiasts and beginners alike? The free app is introducing a new generation to gardening through its simplicity and easy-to-follow expert advice, with the normally gardening-reticent 25 to 35 year-old bracket proving to be the most popular users of the app.
Garden Compass offers a complete horticultural resource to give people all the tools they need to easily create and manage their outdoor spaces, be it a window box, balcony, small urban garden or …
Isn’t the weather just glorious at the moment? So now is the time to get your garden in tip-top condition and prepare to enjoy the summer (please may it be long and hot). With two great garden ranges in store at Aldi, you’ll find almost everything you need to spruce up your garden.
The ranges are called Outside Décor, which is in in stores nationwide since last Thursday and the Outdoor Living range from 30th April.
My favourites from the range have to be this huge pop up gazebo. Whether you’re looking to create some shade on a sunny day or need an instant party venue, Aldi’s Pop Up Gazebo (£59.99) and Gazebo Side Panels (£12.99) will be a welcome addition to any garden this summer, whether in white or green. The quality is …
So it’s the last bank holiday till Christmas and I’m going to look for some bargains. I want to replace some garden furniture, but I want quality at a good price.
I’ve found Alfresia – an online retailer that sells attractive garden, conservatory and patio furniture direct to the public. These are some of the things that are in their sale.
Sienna Garden Furniture Set (Now £129.99, was £229.99)
Made of hardwood and with a classic design this table and chair set will compliment any patio or dining area. It also folds away for easy storage when the outdoor entertaining season comes to a close. That’s a £100 saving and 43% discount.
Matterhorn 2 Burner Gas Barbecue (Now £129.99, was £179.99) With long life cast iron burners, a grill plate and griddle, this barbeque …
In my head to head comparison of weedkillers Doff vs Roundup, I would say the cheaper weedkiller Doff came out on top, as it does the same job for less than half the price and actually seems to do it better over a three – six week period.
I basically have weeds coming through the membrane we laid down in our garden. I bought some Doff from Aldi (£1.99) and Mr Bargain didn’t realise so bought some Roundup (£4.99) and started using it, so we couldn’t take it back. That’s when I thought of my experiment. I divided up the area and sprayed the right half with Roundup and the left half with Doff.
I must admit that in my comparison, Roundup was easier to spray as it had more than one setting, so a …