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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. Hilary

    £50 would be most welcome and would help us finish a raised bed, for which we ran short of funds!

  2. Original Redhead

    £50 of vouchers would come in most useful when planning next years planting. I’m much more likely to experiment with new crops rather than sticking to the tried and tested varieties.

  3. sebbie

    We are really trying to work hard on the allotment this year. £50 would go a long way, thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Wendy

    Hi there! Would love to win this. Homebase is virtually our only DIY supplier around here (there are 4 of them though – why?!). I need new shelves and stuff to go in my new potting shed so this would be ideal

  5. Naomi

    The small garden seeds sound like a great idea. I’m just hoping I can get my raised beds done soon so I can get some planting done before it’s too late! Thankfully I already have seeds to sow from last year, but the 50 quid would sure come in handy doing some extra bits in the garden.

  6. Its great to see the older varieties of seeds reappearing. Good for Jamie! Thanks for the chance to enter your grand draw. Ros

  7. Vikki

    I would love to try some of the more unusual varieties of veggies in the Jamie range. I’m trying jerusalem artichokes for the first time this year… baby steps 🙂

  8. Maria

    Please enter me in your draw.. I’m rehauling our tiny back garden on a small budget and this would be a great help.

  9. Sue Burton

    Would love to win this – allotment is still bare as it’s our first year!

  10. What a super blog; aimed at everyone, not just those with huge amounts of space and time. Having moved to a cottage in the country to escape the pace of city life and long working hours I am fastinated by your blog and rarely miss a day. The potting bench is now on my wish list!

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