Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Saturday 22 March 2014

Aldi gardening products

Yesterday I was sent some items to review from the Aldi UK  gardening products line which are in their shops now.  I was amused as, despite knowing my real name, Aldi sent the parcel to "The Compost Woman"  lol .

There are a range of products available which should appeal to anyone looking to give their garden a kick start this spring.

I was sent a selection of items; some plant pots - which are, well, plant pots. Not much really I can add to that except to say they are sturdy and not flimsy pots.

Also some bypass pruners - these look robust and cut well and I was impressed with their action. I will probably keep them for cutting flowers and shrubs to bring indoors as decorations as I prefer to keep flowers and edible plant pruners seperate.

I was also sent a Greenhouse - and several spare covers. When I opened the box the contents were sturdy and easy to put together, but it has been so windy here I did not dare to put the errected greenhouse outside. When I do, I will post a photo and let you all know what I think. For now, I can see it will be a handy place to harden off plants before planting them out in the veg patch or garden and also as a useful sheltered space to house the surplus of plants I always end up with! I have already thought of a place I can site it, along the back of the barn near to the polytunnel for ease of access.

The Greenhouse is £19.99 and the spare covers are £4.99 so not overly expensive;  also the covers say they fit most 4 tier greenhouses so not just those from Aldi I guess.

As far as I know the gardening offers are in store until the end of March so get along to Aldi and have a look - there are lots of other items available and they look to be a good price.

I was sent these items to review by Aldi UK.

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