Eat / Gift / Grow

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 … Continue reading

Eat / Gift / Grow

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 … Continue reading

Gift / Grow

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 … Continue reading