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Five £50 Homebase vouchers up for grabs in our Grand Draw

Homebase potting bench

Homebase potting bench

We’re delighted to have teamed up with Homebase to run this Grand Draw. The five lucky winners will each receive a £50 Homebase voucher. The vouchers can be used throughout the store. As you know, they have a huge range of other products too.

However frugal I try to be each year I always need to invest in supplies for the cottage and garden. Compost and seeds are an annual outlay along with tools to increase our ability to be more self sufficient.

Our nearest home and garden store is Homebase and I always enjoy pottering about in there and checking out what’s on offer.

This year they have introduced a new Grow Your Own range. This is largely aimed at people with small gardens. This is great as often friends complain to me that they don’t have enough space to grow fruit and veg. Homebase is also selling a range of seed collections for smaller gardens – who wants to buy enough seed for a five meter row if you only have a balcony?

There are grow houses, mini greenhouses, foldaway grow bags and a good range of products for the garden. I was really tempted by a super potting bench which I thought was great value for £29.99.

Homebase are also selling the new Jamie Oliver garden range. These seeds and plants are a bit more expensive than the Homebase range but include smaller packs of unusual old varieties of seed potatoes – which are fun if you’d like to grow a broader range of spuds. The Jamie Oliver range of seeds includes some tempting veg that are not widely available.

Homebase also sells a wide range of vegetable seedlings, herbs, fruit bushes and trees alongside their annuals and perennials.

The competition will run from today until midnight May 31st 2011. Only one entry per person please.

To enter this draw just leave a comment below or tweet this post. The winners will be selected at random by June 3rd 2011 using a bit of software cunningly devised by Danny. The winners will be emailed or by DM for twitter.

(Note: when you post a comment below you must supply your email address. It is not shared with Homebase or anybody else and we do not send newsletters or the like, so there is absolutely no risk of receiving spam)


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138 Comments

  1. Sarah

    Love your blog, have been reading it for ever, would love to win these, my only treat for the garden this year has been some achocha seeds (after your comments) so a little extra would be fab.

  2. Michelle from Oregon

    Fiona, If you ever take the Guinea Pig post down I will be very disapointed with you! 8)
    I wasn’t going to comment, but since we are coming to England….(rubs hands with glee!)

  3. jjt363

    I’d love a small polytunnel to annoy whoever it is who is munching their way through my veg patch!
    Thanks to you and Homebase for the fun of this competition.

  4. Here’s my entry for the vouchers.
    Love your blog – keep’em coming.
    The vouchers would be used to buy urgently needed replacement gardening tools – most were stolen when shed broken into & sadly not insured!

  5. Hello, I would love to win a voucher, I would like to buy a potting tray – do it in an old washing up bowl at the moment but it’s not quite right. I went to Homebase recently and found the staff very helpful unlike some of the other places!

  6. Fiona Nevile

    Thank you for all your comments/entries to our Grand Homebase Draw. We roared with laughter at Joey’s comments. The Guinea Pig article has haunted us for years now. But we refuse to take it down.

    I just wish that we have 100 £50 vouchers to give away. Maybe next year. Homebase must be blushing with all the good comments.

    Great that lurkers are commenting. I’m a serial lurker on loads of blogs too!

  7. Hi Fiona & Danny,

    What a great competition which I would love to be part of. Thanks for your great blog, a continual source of inspiration.

    Sue (The frog lover from Ricky)

    P.S. I think you’re on for a record number of comments with this one!

  8. Julia

    Perfect timing – I am just starting to sort out my jungle of a back garden. A Homebase voucher would come in handy.

  9. Shelley Wagstaff

    My daughter Amy who is nine loves pottering around in the garden tending to her ever growing container grown fruit and veg. So far we have had, with varying success, cucumbers, herbs, strawberries, apples and cherries. This year she is talking about growing her own tomatoes so it looks like we will be off to get her a grow bag and tomato plants soon.

  10. Ruthdigs

    Ooh – more seeds!! The Chap will never forgive me… 🙂

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