Gardening with the Poundland Charlie Dimmock range

We love spending time outside with the kiddies, and not just on days out, but also out in our garden. Some readers may remember that we had a project a couple of years ago to completely renovate our garden. We have been so pleased with the results and spend so much time out there.


It doesn’t usually look as tidy as this, normally there are toys everywhere but we are getting ready for my birthday bbq this weekend!

It takes maintenance though so there is a lot of time spent gardening which so far the kids love being a part of. So when Poundland got in touch about their new range of gardening tools, the Charlie Dimmock range, I was immediately intrigued.Β To be honest I was surprised initially as Poundland is not the first place I would think of to buy gardening tools, but the selection they have looked great. We chose a few things we thought we could put to good use and test out then got out in the garden.


Monkey loves digging and his grandparents recently bought him a plant with his name so he and Daddy set to planting.PhotoGrid_1461244669904

Monkey and I then did some necessary, but let’s face it, unexciting weeding together.PhotoGrid_1461245017185

Even LM got involved and did some digging with her big brother.PhotoGrid_1461244750282

So how did the products do? Pretty good actually considering the price of them. The gloves are a good size and definitely do the job of protecting your hands from the dirt and prickles. The stitching on them isn’t amazing so I can see they probably won’t last you years and years, but then I don’t expect anything I can buy for a pound to last that long and spending Β£1 on a pair of gloves every now and then wouldn’t be too much of a hardship.

The scoops were really good for digging loose soil and will be very useful for all sorts of things. The brush is just what we needed for cleaning the weeds in the block paving. We had previously bought one from a leading diy chain for around Β£5 which snapped in two. This much cheaper version is already doing better than that one.

The trowel and other tools do what they say on the tin. As with the gloves the quality may not be amazing, the trowel is a bit bendy in hard earth or when digging vigourously, but again, for the price you really can’t complain and they do the job. There are a couple of bits that we are yet to try out but they see, to be of a similar standard and no doubt they will come in useful.

On the whole I am really impressed with the Charlie Dimmock gardening range from Poundland and am pleasantly surprised. I will definitely consider Poundland next time we need some gardening supplies.

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18 thoughts on “Gardening with the Poundland Charlie Dimmock range

  1. I would never have thought of going to Poundland for gardening tools but am impressed by their range. It#s so fun to get kids involved in gardening πŸ™‚


  2. I’m so glad I came across this pos because I’m going to poundland today and you have inspired me to buy some gardening bits so I can plant some flowers with the kids! Lovely post, thank you for sharing #TriedTested

  3. Ah, these would be perfect for summer – we’ve just had our garden landscaped and the kids are desperate to get out there and plant some flowers! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  4. Love the photos of the kids mucking in, I’m all for poundland gardening if it gets you all outdoors. I must say your garden looks beautiful, I hope you have a lovely BBQ birthday and it stays dry for you. I’ve got poundland gardening gloves and bits from the gardening section for our fairy gardens, I’ll have to try the tools too. Thank you for adding the Country Kids badge, don’t forget to link up! #TriedTested

  5. Gardening with the children helping is really lovely, I love the way they want to help. Your garden looks lovely. The tools look good for the children to use, we need some bits for the kids, so might have to make a trip to pound land. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Never would have thought about Poundland!!! We have ‘Operation House’ this weekend, so we might have to do the garden too with some of these tools! #TriedTested #Whatevertheweather xx

  7. I can’t wait until it gets a bit warmer, I’ve got some tomatoes and other things to plant out. I was hoping that Finn could help me, not sure how that will work. You’ve got a lovely garden, I’m hoping we can sort ours this year (along with a million other jobs!) #whatevertheweather

  8. N keeps going on about a rake and other gardening items for him so I might need to check Poundland out to see what I can get. We have the joy of 2 Poundlands in our town – less than a minute walk apart! Ridiculous really (along with the Poundworld and other discount places)

  9. They sound like they’re doing the job! Your garden looks fantastic by the way, I was a little concerned that mine was overly messy with toys until you mentioned you had tidied it! Hope you had a good birthday barbecue? Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather πŸ™‚ x

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