Take a look at our latest School
and Family Competitions
for budding gardeners. They are easy to enter and have some great prizes up for grabs! Good Luck with your entry.
For the School Competition
we are looking for the best Indoor Grow Your Own project
carried out in the Autumn term. If crops aren’t ready to harvest when the competition comes to a close, don’t worry just send your entry with news of where the project is up to so far.
The winning school will win over £150 worth of gardening equipment for spring, including a wooden cold frame, a salad / herb bed, a raised bed and a potato growing kit, all from The Recycleworks Ltd. Plus all entrants will receive 10% off their next order from them. To find out how to enter click here.
- These easy to assemble wooden beds are great for growing winter herbs and bulbs.
For the Family Competition we would like you to tell us all about a growing project that you have carried out this Autumn. It could involve planting a tree or several, setting bulbs ready for spring, or growing some winter vegetables. The project can be carried out indoors or outside, which ever you prefer.
This Amarylis called Merry Christmas can be grown in autumn for a lovely winter display
The winner will receive over £100 of gardening equipment ready for spring, including a wooden cold frame, a salad / herb bed and a potato growing kit, all from The Recycleworks Ltd. Plus all entrants will receive 10% off their next order from them. To find out how to enter please click here.
Huge congratulations also go to Ruhitha Choudhury for her winning pressed flower entry in our summer competition. Called Sleeping Beauty her beautiful picture was in the shape of a sunflower and even included lavender, which smelt wonderful as we opened the envelope. Totally original and very creative she won £100 worth of gardening tools and bird care goodies. Well done to Ruhitha!
Congratulations also to Teresa Armstrong and pupils from Llangennech Infant School, Carmarthenshire. They are the winners of our recent Letterbox competition, and correctly answered that squirrels don’t actually hibernate. An Apprentice Hand Fork and Trowel are on the way to them.
For our weekly competition we’re thinking about autumn gardening.
At a time of year when the days are getting shorter and the weather is a little less hospitable, there are still lots of things that can be sown in the garden or on the window sill.
So we would like you to suggest something that’s nice to grow in autumn and why. Our favourite entry this week will win a copy of a fantastic book called Grow it Eat It from the Royal Horticultural Society.
A great growing and cooking guide for schools and families
It’s full of great little gardening projects and delicious recipes, all put together with kids in mind. It would make a great classroom resource or a lovely present for someone. So email your entry in to firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us no later than 27th September 2009.
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