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the new breed of gardener: the aldi/lidl gardener


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:38 am    Post subject: the new breed of gardener: the aldi/lidl gardener Reply with quote

hands up everybody, have a peek at your garden how many plants and flowers have come from our german retailers.

i was in a neighbours garden yesterday and noticed some very similiar plants which got me thinking jeez how many other gardens throughout tthe country are being dictated almost totally by the weekly aldi/lidl special offer?

i was initially some what suspicious of them but having bought some 4.99 apple tres a few years ago which have been excellent. I now find myself regularly stopping in just to see what they have on offer.

I got a couple triple pack of soft fruit last year, its a bugger they dont put the variety info on these things.last week bought their kiwi plants 3 weeks and this week a grapevine???

I would totally recommend them.and i havent bought anything in woodies/atlantic/b+q gardening sections in quite a while. i still use ebay and gardening centres
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: the new breed of gardener: the aldi/lidl gardener Reply with quote

beolight wrote:
hands up everybody, have a peek at your garden how many plants and flowers have come from our german retailers.

i was in a neighbours garden yesterday and noticed some very similiar plants which got me thinking jeez how many other gardens throughout tthe country are being dictated almost totally by the weekly aldi/lidl special offer?



Got a few from them myself, all indoor plants though. Nice use of the word dictated in your post. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, totally agree. I bought some cherry trees about three years ago and they are doing fine. I keep forgetting to go in and have a look to see what they have on offer, but they do have some good stuff. Nothing really wrong with it providing you know what it is and how to treat it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a couple of climbers, a rhododendron, a couple of rose (but they could have been from dunnes) two apple trees - one of which has never really thrived or produced any fruit (but we seem to have beaten the mildew which was affecting it), and some bedding plants.

it's the cottage garden centre in ratoath which has done best out of us - 90% of our spend is there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
two apple trees - one of which has never really thrived or produced any fruit


Only young yet I presume, plenty of time for it to produce yet. Wink Our apple trees did not produce any apples for the first 3 years they were planted. The pears havent produced any at all yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the limited stuff on offer in the likes of Lidl introduces new people to gardening, I'm all for it, otherwise I would suggest you support your specialist nurseries and garden centres if you can. Don't forget the Tescos of this world will only sell what THEY want you to buy; they have no long-term interest or commitment to you and your garden.
If you value diversity, support the specialists!
And just for the record, neither I nor any of my family have any connection to any garden business, though sometimes I think I should buy shares in my local garden centre.....my favourite place to spend a few euros!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some decent offers in lidl starting later this week:
http://www.lidl.ie/ie/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20090226.p.TraditionalHedging
http://www.lidl.ie/ie/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20090226.p.BareRootOrnamentalTrees

i will probably buy some of the hedging.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very guilty on all charges, we have just started on our garden and i have to say most of the tools etc and plants have come from either store, but there are some great bargains to be had

why not
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've found the quality of some tools from aldi and lidl to be... lacking. mainly power tools, more so than garden tools, to be fair.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm we have quite a few of the power tools too as we are renovating a house at the moment. Most have seemed to be sturdy enough.

it is strainge though, they some times have the most unusual tools, and usually a week to late for what you want to do.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also guilty ....... both a couple of soft fruit bushes when they were on special for .99c lol best 99 c ever also bought a tiller 1 year & its the best money Ive honestly ever spent on the garden Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: ALDI LIDL gardeners gird yore lions Reply with quote

I just got my LIDL weekly circular shoved in the letter-box . Next week is all gardening stuff at LIDL. Well here in merrie England it is. Do they have the same timing everywhere?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loads of stuff from lidls in my garden,most live,if they dont its my or my dogs fault,i plant them they dig them up!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not the dogs that is,but sometimes i`d like to,especially when i see them eating the plants ive just put in!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: ALDI LIDL gardeners gird yore lions Reply with quote

walltoall wrote:
I just got my LIDL weekly circular shoved in the letter-box . Next week is all gardening stuff at LIDL. Well here it is. Do they have the same timing everywhere?


I think England is usually about a week ahead, but I believe we are getting the gardening goodies next week as well.
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