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How to attract birds #2: Feed them (bird hamper to be won)

Winter may be over but that doesn’t mean that birds don’t need feeding. According to Bill Oddie, birds need energy for the breeding season, particularly given the increasing urbanisation of wild birds. He’s created a range of bird food recipes alon g with a website and Youtube channel to help answer common bird feeding questions. He […]

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Gardening competitions: Win a gardening holiday, luxury food and more

  Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg magazine has got some fantastic competitions at the moment, with prizes including an irrigation system, a ladder allotment (pictured) and an English Heritage gardening holidayfor 2-8 people (complete with hamper of local produce). Robert Dyas is offering £200 garden furniture comprising table, chairs, parasol and cushions. You could also win a luxury meat hamper courtesy […]

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Free virtual scrapbook helps garden design

The best things in life are free, or so they say. Marshall’s has proved this theory true by giving away free garden design software, so that you can create a scrapbook and virtually play with the way that your garden looks. It’s a cute idea, not least because you can share your designs and get input […]

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Grow your own kits and free wine

  Seedpantry is the latest addition to my garden-retail-therapy favourites, courtesy of its adorable starter kits that include all you need to create a salad window box, herb windowbox and numerous other great urban gardening kits (there’s a great gardening kit for kids too). OK, they’re not the cheapest of kits but they’re gorgeously packaged […]

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How to grow tall sunflowers (win free seeds and organic food)

Abel and Cole is currently giving away free sunflower seeds, with an added prize of organic food goodies for the person who grows the tallest sunflower from their packet of seeds. To improve your chances of winning, Groweatgift presents top ten tips for growing tall sunflowers. 1 As the name suggests, sunflowers like the sun rather […]

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Feeling seedy?

Seeds are wonderful things. Not only does that tiny, portable dot contain all the information that it needs to turn into a plant – in the case of fruit and veg, one that has the capacity to provide us with food – but seeds are cheap and you get loads of them in a packet: lots more than you […]

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