Make your garden bloom on a budget this spring with Peter Seabrook’s top five cash-saving tips

Make your garden bloom on a budget this spring with Peter Seabrook's top five cash-saving tips

MAKE your garden bloom on a budget this spring.
With more than half of us admitting to neglecting our garden over the winter, it’s time to dust off the gloves and get back out there.
News Group Newspapers Ltd Sun gardening editor Peter Seabrook gives us his money-saving tips for getting your garden ready for spring
I spoke to Sun gardening editor Peter Seabrook, who knows a thing or two about making your garden bounce back without throwing away all your cash.
Peter says . . .
UPCYCLE THINGS AROUND YOUR HOUSE: Anything galvanised and vintage wooden is in vogue as well as being completely free. With repurposed wooden containers, make sure you put drainage holes in the base and line with recycled compost bags to preserve the wood.
SAVE: Up to £10
GIVE FLOWER BEDS A SPRING CLEAN: A few packets of annual flower seeds sown from now will fill your garden with colour and a sweetpea scent. Homebase seeds start at 93p but Wilko offer 50p packs of seeds, they’re the cheapest I’ve seen anywhere!”
SAVE: 43p
News Group Newspapers Ltd With more than half of us admitting to neglecting our garden over the winter, it’s time to join Peter by dusting off our gloves and getting back out there
USE DIY WEED KILLER: Pour boiling water from a kettle on weeds growing in cracked paving as a quick way of getting rid of it. Deep seeded weeds will need several scorches.
SAVE: £4-£23
GET THE RIGHT TOOLS: Instead of buying new ones, head to your local car boot sale and try second-hand British-made tools which are generally better quality than modern  imports. Prevent old tools from rusting by using a WD-40 spray, around £4.29, from your local garden centre.
SAVE: Up to £50
AVOID PLANT PROTECTION SPRAY: It may be convenient but you’re buying water. You get better value buying a concentrate and diluting into a sprayer yourself.
SAVE: £26-£40

For more free gardening tips, check out the podcast This Week In The  Garden with Peter Seabrook by The Sun. Available on your iPhone, Android,  Windows phone and PC.

Deal of the day
All this for just £189 – a saving of £210
GET a stylish grey/oak effect TV unit, coffee table and lamp table, all for £189 from Was £399.
SAVE: £210
Cheap treat
A Magnum pack makes a cool treat for the family
ENJOY a Magnum Classic – with Tesco currently offering a pack of four for £2, down from £3.20.
SAVE: £1.20

My Sun Savers fiver
PATRICIA MILLS, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, says: “I’m saving my  Savers fivers for our Sun holiday, so we can enjoy bingo when we’re there.”

Share your Savers fiver stories at and you will get 28 codes  worth £5 if yours is used. Please include your name and town.

Top swap
Head to Aldi for a considerable saving of £180.01
ALDI’S Lacura Caviar  3 minute mask, below,  which costs £6.99, is much more affordable than the La Prairie £187 option, above.
SAVE: £180.01
Shop & save
Clean up with this deal from Wilko
GET a load of this! Persil Bio Powercaps 30 Washes is only £5 from Wilko, down from £10.
SAVE: £5

Reader’s saving tip
LIZ BATES, from Linton, Cambs, says: “Toothpaste is a cheap way to clean your hob, remove stains from the carpet, clean your mobile screen, and much more.”

Tell us your tips at sunsavers. and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Hols from £15 are back
OUR bargain breaks are back – so don’t miss your chance to join in.
Our Hols From £15 feature more than 290 holiday parks across the UK and Europe.
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See all the destinations and holiday parks at The breaks are available until August.
Our Hols From £15 are peak dates, giving you a bigger choice of European holidays compared to our Hols From £9.50 dates.
Pick from a three-night weekend break or four-night midweek getaway. Go midweek and you will get a fourth night FREE.
To book, collect EIGHT tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in The Sun until April 14.
Once you have collected EIGHT codewords, go to and enter them to book. Or to book by post, send your tokens along with the online booking form.
If collecting with Sun Savers, go to the Sun Savers app or and click ‘Start Collecting’ on the “Holidays from £15” page found in the “Offers” section.
Next, enter your EIGHT Sun Savers codes to unlock booking. You can even pay using the cash in your Sun Savers wallet.
And book early, as the best holidays go fast.

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Grab two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort worth more than £100 with Sun Superdays
SUN Superdays is back – so grab your two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort worth more than £100!
This year, unleash the “Power of the Towers” and share even more fun and thrills as the resort launches amazing new attractions.
� Mikael Buck Ride the Wicker Man, a thrilling Alton Towers rollercoaster, for FREE
You can enjoy the UK’s latest wooden rollercoaster experience on Wicker Man and feel G-forces greater than a space shuttle on Nemesis.
Brave Oblivion’s iconic vertical drop, ride The Smiler’s 14 loops or satisfy your need for speed on Rita – but hold on tight.
To get your tickets, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at Then go to the “Superdays – Alton Towers” page in the “Offers” section and click “Start Collecting”.
Next, collect NINE Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in the paper until Tuesday, April 9.
Lastly, enter your NINE Sun Savers codes on the app or website to unlock booking.
Exclusively with Sun Savers, you can pick the date you go so no one has to miss out. You will also get the very best dates.
Dare you add a visit to the new Alton Towers Dungeon?
Here, you can journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history. This does cost extra but book your free tickets with Sun Savers and you can get a Dungeon ticket for just £5 on the day, instead of £7.50. Simply take your Sun Savers e-ticket to the Resort Box Office.

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Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle
JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.
Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.
Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.
To take part go to or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.
Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
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