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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. Deborah

    I love your blog, I’ve been successful with so many of your wine and jam recipes, and I regularly refer my friends to it. Truly inspirational!

  2. Vivien

    Just moved and inherited a fantastic garden but have so much to buy as am novice gardener minus tools!

  3. Christina

    This is my second year growing, well anything. After great success last year the pressure is definately on to prove to myself (and my mother) it wasn’t a fluke and I can nurture!!

  4. Brenda Cox

    I can never leave our local Homebase without a basketful of plantlings …… so a voucher would be just great. I need to replace some lovely pots that didn’t survive the harsh winter.

  5. I haven’t been able to garden for a couple of years due to a problem beginning with C but have started again with some raised beds, a bit higher than most. The potting bench looks a perfect extra
    but I’ll have to fight off hubby who has already taken over my greenhouse.

  6. I need some new pots for the garden, so I hope I am lucky!

  7. I would love a new wheelbarrow so fingers crossed!

  8. Caroline

    Been following your lovely blog for years.

    Homebase vouchers, what a super idea. We always seem to be needing something from Homebase! Should we be lucky, you can be sure they’ll be very well spent!!! 🙂

  9. Maxine

    thanks for the giveaway, think i’d spend the money on some chilli plants so I can make more of your wonderful chilli sherry and jellies!

  10. Inthesky

    This would come in very useful at this time of year 🙂

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