Everyone loves a chance to win something, so I’ve sourced the best new products and books from the gardening, food and book community.
Twitter and Facebook competitions
My Twitter/Facebook competitions are usually posted on a Monday. All you have to do is retweet or share the post and a winner will be picked at random and I’ll let that lucky soul know as soon as possible.
There’s also a collection of gardening and food-related books with money off and free post and packing direct from the publishers – there’s often a tie-in competition with these, so if you don’t win, you still have the chance to save some money.
I’ve reviewed every one of these books and can vouch for their quality – a good read every time, or they don’t get posted.
We all love a bargain, so I’ve joined up with some of my favourite seed and plant companies to offer discounts on their ranges, big and small – some are seasonal, some continuous.
They all involve voucher codes which you just type into the code box when you reach the company’s online checkout.
The appropriate discount or free items are added to your order.
There’s no simpler way to save money (so you can buy more plants).
Past competition winners
Here are my competition winners to date:
The White Store garden sculpture: Avril Luke, Shropshire.
Urban Flowers book: Gilly McDonald, Blaydon, Tyne & Wear; Lyn West, Woodford Green, Essex.
Good Soil book: Christine Dodd, Hoole, Chester; Jack O’Donoghue, London; Kara Luke, Church Stretton, Shropshire.
The Thoughtful Gardener book: Helen Lee, Worcester; Janet Clegg, Leeds; Cat Thomas, Aviemore.
Gardener’s Companion to Medicinal Plants book: Kate Grogan, Darlington.
101 Organic Gardening Hacks book – Justine Agnew, Baguley, Manchester.
Deco-Pak bird feeder, nesting box, and insect hotel – Vicki Parsons, @kojecat, of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.
Build a Better Vegetable Garden book – Jan Lynn, of Greasby.
Greenhouse Sensation wall-mounted mini-greenhouse – Danielle Hamill, @DanHamill1987, of Sunderland.
HandiMoova plus accessories – Veronica Therawati, @vtherawati, of Nottingham.
Town & Country Aquasure gloves – Hayley Hobbs, @ysbboh, of Spalding, Lincolnshire.
Hydropod cuttings propagator from Greenhouse Sensation – Hayley Lynch, @theLynchyMob, of Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham.
Primrose bird feeders – Andrew Turner, @BitofCheekyChoc, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Raised Bed Revolution book – Karl Peter Borowy, @ukraines, of Manchester.
Greenhouse Sensation gift voucher – Helena, @hs_parky, of Harrogate.
Town & Country Father’s Day gloves & secateurs set – Stephanie Llewellyn @Stephllewellyn, of Shrewsbury.
Let’s Cook Spanish book – Sare Davies @TealSare, of Manchester.
Burgon & Ball poc-kit – Jessica Phillips, @JessicaAmanda92, of Derby.
La Hacienda cockerel – Leanne Yates, @leanna_yates, of Morecambe, Lancashire.
STV Pest goodie bag – Monika Szabo, @Lillly_, of London.
Post Buddy – @TracyHalpin, of Brighton.
David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness book – Abigail Craig, @adalef, of Norwich.
Deco-Pak Tardis bird feeder – Julie Parkinson, @gone_shopping, of West Yorkshire.
Garden Sensation Tool Bag – Cheryl Moulton, @missingmarbles1, from Crewe.
Envii probiotic gardening products – Claire Davies @Gerbera4U, from Carmarthenshire, South Wales.
Town and Country Mother’s Day leather gauntlets – Guy Nesher, @guynesher123, from London.
Let’s Cook Italian book – Jessica Townley, @MrsJTea, from Lancashire.
The Children’s Garden book – @GaynorM81 of Leicester.
Unwins Sweet Pea Propagator – Nick Foxall, @Reddevilfox, from Staffordshire.
RHS The Half-Hour Allotment book – Laura Dunning, @ferrerorocker, from Leicester.