Grow Your Own Magazine

View our latest subscriptions offers here!


+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Lidl bargains

  1. #1
    Shelle is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Cramlington, Northumberland
    Posts
    97

    Default Lidl bargains

    Can anyone tell me whether water retaining mats are any good for veg container growing???

  2. #2
    shirlthegirl43's Avatar
    shirlthegirl43 is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Pembrokeshire, South West Wales
    Posts
    9,200

    Default

    Sorry Shelle, can't help with your query but will watch to see the answer. Didn't see those at my local store either.
    Happy Gardening,
    Shirley

  3. #3
    Shelle is offline Seedling
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Cramlington, Northumberland
    Posts
    97

    Default

    According to Lidl online it is on offer from monday (05.03)

    see: http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pa...305.index.ar10

  4. #4
    nick the grief's Avatar
    nick the grief is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sunny Nunny, Warwickshire
    Posts
    6,105

    Default

    Never triefd them Shelle. I think they are designed for Hanging baskets aren't they which are harder to keep watered. If you are going to grow in tubs I think you would be better off using a soil based compost ( John Innes) as it is easier to re-wet if it dries. If you put one of these in a tub and we have a wet summer it could water log the compost in a tub.

    See what the other grapes think though - I have been wrong before
    ntg
    Never be afraid to try something new.
    Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
    A large group of professionals built the Titanic


    ==================================================

  5. #5
    eskymo's Avatar
    eskymo is offline Tuber
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Fife, Scotland, UK
    Posts
    776

    Default

    I use water retaining granules myself...I'd be worried about the mats going mouldy - covered in soil and soaked with water - I thihnk mould would be highly likely. What do others think?

  6. #6
    smallblueplanet's Avatar
    smallblueplanet is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Vale of Pewsey
    Posts
    7,098

    Default

    Dunno might be good for a short term holiday fix? Don't quite get how they're used.
    Manda.

    To see a world in a grain of sand
    And a heaven in a wild flower

Similar Threads

  1. There's bargains out there!! Go get them!
    By Mcbee in forum The Herb Bed
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22-11-2008, 09:18 PM
  2. Lidl Bargains
    By royboy in forum Top Tips
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-03-2008, 03:50 PM
  3. I love Lidl bargains!
    By OverWyreGrower in forum General chitchat
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 09-03-2008, 08:28 PM
  4. e-bay bargains
    By carlseawolf in forum General chitchat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-03-2008, 12:13 PM
  5. Lidl bargains (again!) sat 27th jan
    By Earthbabe in forum Top Tips
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 29-01-2007, 12:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Organic catalogue