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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. Sandra

    What a super potting bench – I must have one! Our plot is looking good this year so far (looking forward to the peas soon). I just hope that I have room for everything I want to grow.

  2. Jacqui

    We’ve just moved to a new house with our first real garden. If I was lucky enough to win a voucher I’d spend it on a new pump for the inherited pond… our one keeps clogging up. 🙁

  3. KateUK

    mmm…another potting bench…or two…..

  4. Please enter me too1 We need some more compost and we could also do with a decent pair of secateurs, not to mention one or two other things that I keep putting off buying.

    Thank you!

  5. That potting bench looks good – please put me in the draw!

  6. Matt R

    Wow, £50 at Homebase would be amazing. Definately worth a delurk!

  7. vicki

    wow…what a fabuloius competition! I’ve just acquired an allotment…£50 at homebase would be a great help!

  8. Paul @ GrowingOurOwn

    Oooh would love £50 to spend in Homebase. Need to stock up my soon to be purchased fruit cage! 🙂

  9. I am all behind with my garden this year due to a bad back so please add me to the draw to cheer me up. Many thanks

  10. Heidi

    Hi Fiona and Danny,

    Great competition!!
    I would love to win as having aquired a new dog I need to invest some time, effort and money into dog proofing my borders! How may bones can a dog bury?
    Any idea’s greatly appreciated.

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