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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. Ronnie Tyler

    If anyone has seen my shed, they will know how desperately it needs a coat of preservative and a new catch, since the foxes broke in earlier this year. I have a garden gate falling off it’s hinges too. A gardener’s life is such a happy one.

  2. Nermal

    Would help towards our new greenhouse 🙂

  3. SpyderGryphon

    This would be fantastic to get some new tools to do up the garden. The wind’s strewn everything everywhere.

  4. Sarah

    I love your site–I seem to find all my best recipes here (my nieces and nephew still talk about the oven chips).

    We could sure use this in our teeny kitchenette garden. Keep up the good work!

  5. Yes please! I need to repaint my house..

  6. Ashley

    Just moved into my first house and am very much enjoying cultivating my little bit of outdoor space. Any space-saving tricks would be much appreciated in helping me to cram in as much as possible to my little terraced plot!

  7. Vicky

    Fabulous prize! I’m currently in the process of transforming’ my garden and a new potting bench would be a welcome addition. Love reading your blog, it’s an inspiration – keep up the good work 🙂

  8. Cecily

    I love your foodie blog Fiona. x

  9. Vanessa

    Oh my goodness, a long shot I know, but wouldnt it be wonderful – anything to spend on the garden would be great at this time of year!
    Thanks for a fantastic blog Fiona 🙂

  10. Joanna

    I find your blog fasinating and inspirational-it’s a good pick me up at the end of a long day. I am renting and have a windy patio where I grow all my plants in pots. If I were lucky enough to win I would spend the voucher on materials to build a tomatoe house to keep them sheltered, happy and producing fruits ripe for the picking!

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