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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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  1. Homebase gift vouchers make perfect presents – whoever you’re buying for. They come in various styles and colours and can be activated from as little as £1 to £1000.

  2. Danny Carey

    Today I will do the draw for the five winners from approximately 140 entries both here on the blog and on twitter. More details to follow.

    Update: the results and winners can be found in this post.

  3. Hattie

    I am in need of so many things from Homebase as I am doing a lot of updating in both the house & garden. a voucher would be such a help.
    Thanks Fiona for your constant stream of useful articles, they are such a help & very entertaining at the same time.

  4. Sooliz

    Husband is in dire need of a new wheelbarrow, his is so full of holes it would be of more use as a garden sieve! So Homebase vouchers would be extremely welcome, thank you.

  5. RuthG

    This looks like a good idea; please enter me in the draw too.

  6. Jane (ytf)

    It rained this week – and we couldn’t catch enough of it so some help to buy a waterbutt might allow us to keep a few more plants alive. Hope the “cunningly devised software” spins my way!

  7. Rae Mond

    Is this by any chance the most commented blog post in CSH history?

  8. Alison

    I’ll try my luck! Thanks Fiona

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