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Competition roundup

Our competition to win 1 of 3 lion head wall fountains ended yesterday and the winners – Alyson G, Jacqueline G and Nina M – have been notified.

We had a phenomenal 783 responses and loved reading your responses to our question: What are your plans in the garden this summer? Over 400 entries mentioned BBQs which is something we can definitely get behind!

Here are some of our favourite answers:

  • Garden a wilderness at the moment so pretty well a blank canvas, have a few frames with veg seeds I’ve just planted so will keep an eye on them.. Biggest job is to try and landscape the rest, rubbish and old bricks to move, ground to dig over and shrubs to plant to attract birds and butterflies. Can’t promise to get it all done but one can only try..
  • I plan to make my garden a place of tranquillity this year, a place where I can escape all my stresses. So, I will be planting soft coloured plants that are easy on the eye, trailing baskets, scented borders so *when* we get some sun I can sit there with my eyes closed and breathe in lovely smells. What would really make this project amazing would be to have a water feature, so I can hear the soft tinkling of the water, the ultimate stressbuster and absolutely beautiful to look at! That would just make my garden complete!
  • Put in a pond, and make it wildlife friendly, hoping to get frogs and newts as well as having goldfish.
  • If we get a summer I’m planning on laying a new lawn and using it for picnics and al fresco dining!
  • For my tomatoes not to die and the pear tree to finally produce an edible bit of fruit.
  • Lots of sensory areas bright colours and heady scents
  • “Oh my days, where do I begin? Well time in our garden is always very precious especially when you have 5 children! We aim to grow lots of our own veg this year and will be sowing seeds that please various types of wildlife. We are also aiming to enlarge the chicken coop to give our lovely hens a bigger place to “”play””.  (4 hens = 4 eggs per day). A water feature is also on the list. It would be lovely to sit outside on a summers evening and listen to the sound of running water. Oh did i mention we have brought a very large strawberry planter (holds 30 plants) .  This should please the children!
  • I’m going to try (again) to grow some tomatoes that are bigger than peas…Here’s hoping!

So.. What are YOUR plans this summer?

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