Thursday, April 08, 2010

Those crazy Germans...more LIDL specials for the garden

Coming up on Thursday 15th April (a week from the date of this post) in Lidl - spades, forks, and shovels, all with stainless steel 'pointy bits' and FSC-approved timber handles, for €12.99 each. Other goodies include anti-bird netting (which would probably also deter cats and less-determined dogs, I reckon), folding saws, and ratchet pruners (good for stubborn branches or those with less strong hands). Also on the site for the ladies there are some gardening 'clogs' with adjustable heel-straps; for the gentlemen there are ads featuring ladies in bikinis. Girls - get the lads to get the heavy work done now, before the distractions start!

A word of warning, though, about their 360 Litre Thermo Composter. We have two of these and while they are good in some aspects (good capacity, rodent-deterring base-plate), there is a design flaw with the lid. It doesn't fit very well in the first instance - it pops out of the hinge when you try to open it, and it flies away with any sort of breeze (and we get EVERY sort!) so it needs a weight on top of it. The bin itself is also a flat-pack job and on the 'blue language' scale of assembly I'd give it at least a 6.


At 11:19 a.m., Blogger Anna Bee said...

The other flaw on the composter is emptying it- it has a base, which is excellent for deterring pests, but it makes it difficult to turn it over to empty it. Emptying it by the small door at the bottom is slow and messy.

At 11:11 p.m., Blogger Peggy said...

Thanks for the inside info, I always look out for netting on these specials as we never seem to have enough to cover everything!


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