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The Allotment Cookbook competition. Enter now to win a copy.

March 8th, 2016 | Competitions | 0 Comments

the-allotment-cookbook

We have a copy of The Allotment Cookbook to give away to one lucky person.  Written by Pete Lawrence, the book follows a year in the garden and the book is a beautiful guide to growing and cooking with the rhythm of the seasons.

Beautifully written with some delicious recipes that will help any avid grower get the most out of his or her plot, we know that this will be a popular book with gardeners.  Available in many bookstores including Waterstones and Amazon, pick up a copy for the gardener or cook in your life if you aren’t the lucky winner.

Entering this competition could not be easier.  Just follow these instructions.

 

How to enter The Allotment Cookbook Giveaway competition:

Simply ‘Follow’ both  Pete Lawrence and Mr Fothergill’s on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook to enter the competition.   If you do both, you will be entered into the draw twice, which will give you double the chance of winning.  Do share on our posts to encourage others to enter!

If you already ‘like’ or ‘follow’ us then just share our posts on Facebook and Twitter to be entered into the draw and remember to also follow Pete Lawrence on Twitter.

You can find Mr Fothergill’s at the following locations:

You can find Pete Lawrence’s Twitter account here:

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • The competition will run from 8 March to 31 March, commencing at 9am on 8 March and closing at 11.59pm on 31 March. Entries made after this closing date will not be considered in the draw.
  • Mr Fothergill’s will announce the winner via social media on 6 April.
  • There will be only one winner.  Mr Fothergill’s will choose the winner at random, and our decision on this will be final.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize and the prize must be accepted as offered.
  • The prize is open to UK residents only and will be delivered by post by The Allotment Cookbook author Pete Lawrence directly.
  • The winner will have one week in which to respond and claim their prize.  Failure to respond after 7 days will forfeit the prize and we will draw again.
  • Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd will reserve the right to publish the name of the winner on our website and in any related press release in relation to this competition.
  • This competition is not open to employees or family members of Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd
  • Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Amateur Gardening Magazine Subscription Competition – enter now to win

February 16th, 2016 | Competitions | 0 Comments

 

Amateur Gardening Magazine CompetitionWe have 3 subscriptions to Amateur Gardening Magazine to give away to three lucky entrants. Each subscription is for 12 months and will be delivered weekly through your letterbox ensuring that you are kept up to date with all the latest gardening tips and tricks throughout the gardening season.

For gardening tips, advice and inspiration follow Amateur Gardening on Twitter or Facebook.

Entering this competition could not be easier.  Just follow these instructions.

 

How to enter the Amateur Gardening Magazine Subscription Giveaway competition:

Simply ‘Follow’ us on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook to enter the competition. If you do both, you will be entered into the draw twice, which will give you double the chance of winning.  Do share on our posts to encourage others to enter!

If you already ‘like’ or ‘follow’ us then just share our posts on Facebook and Twitter to be entered into the draw.

You can find us at the following locations:

Find Amateur Gardening magazine here:

Terms & Conditions:

  • The competition will run from 16 February to 7 March 2016 commencing at 6pm on 16 February and closing at 11.59pm on 7 March 2016. Entries made after this closing date will not be considered in the draw.
  • Mr Fothergill’s will announce the winner via social media on 11 March 2016
  • There will be three winners.  Mr Fothergill’s will choose the winners at random, and our decision on this will be final.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize and the prize must be accepted as offered.
  • The prize is for a 12 month subscription to Amateur Gardening magazine which will be delivered weekly by post to the winner.
  • The prize is open to UK residents only and will be delivered by Amateur Gardening magazine directly.
  • The winner will have one week in which to respond and claim their prize.  Failure to respond after 7 days will forfeit the prize and we will draw again.
  • Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd will reserve the right to publish the name of the winner on our website and in any related press release in relation to this competition.
  • This competition is not open to employees or family members of Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd or Time Inc. (UK) Ltd.
  • Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Mr Fothergill’s wants a new name for Royal Hospital Sweet Pea

January 11th, 2016 | Competitions, News, The flower garden | 0 Comments

Royal Hospital Sweet Pea that needs a name!

Mr Fothergill’s is looking for a name for a new mixture of sweet peas it is launching to raise funds for the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and is hoping Britain’s gardeners will vote for their favourite. The blend of varieties in various shades of red will be launched for the 2016/17 season, with the Royal Hospital receiving 25p for every packet of 20 seeds priced at £1.99 the Suffolk seedsman sells.

Staff at Mr Fothergill’s were asked to nominate their favourite names and the top three were Lest We Forget, Remembrance and Scarlet Tunic. The company is now asking members of the public and the Chelsea Pensioners themselves to vote for one of these three names.

To cast a vote online, visit Mr Fothergill’s on Facebook or Twitter and comment on its posts to state a preference.

The closing date is Monday, 29 February 2016.  The winning name will be announced by 15 March 2016.

Mr Fothergill’s relationship with the Royal Hospital Chelsea has resulted in it being appointed its first Corporate Patron in recognition of its fundraising activity for the London home for military veterans. Since 2014 Mr Fothergill’s has donated 25p for every packet of seed it sells of poppy Victoria Cross. To date the Royal Hospital has received more than £39,000 from the promotion.

Enter now for your chance to win a hamper of Grow Your Own flowers, fruit and vegetables from Mr Fothergill’s

November 1st, 2015 | Competitions | 0 Comments

Win this bumper parcel of good things to grow in your garden from Mr Fothergill's

We decided to bring you an early Christmas gift this year.  And what better gifts for gardening enthusiasts than a bumper pack of things to grow?

We have had huge success with our RSPB range in 2015, which raises cash for the RSPB as well as encourages gardeners to introduce wildlife havens for birds and pollinators. And so we are including one of each of the single flower varieties and all three seed mixes for you to try. Also popular this year has been our GroMat and GroBox ranges. We’ve included 2 of the children’s GroBoxes and two GroMats in our giveaway hamper too.

To help us to celebrate the Year of the Cosmos, and the Year of the Tomato in 2016 we are also including a selection of new seeds for you to try in your gardens next year.

Finally, just in case you are more of a vegetable grower, we are also including one each of our Get Growing range, that includes the best of all the most popular vegetable types.

For the full list of contents of the Grow Your Own hamper see below.

Entering this competition could not be easier.  Just follow these instructions.

 

How to enter the Grow Your Own hamper competition:

Simply ‘Follow’ us on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook to enter the competition. If you do both, you will be entered into the draw twice, which will give you double the chance of winning.  Do share on our posts to encourage others to enter!

If you already ‘like’ or ‘follow’ us then just share our posts on Facebook and Twitter to be entered into the draw.

You can find us at the following locations:

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • The competition will run for the duration of November 2015, commencing at 9am on 1 November 2015 and closing at 11.59pm on 30 November 2015. Entries made after this closing date will not be considered in the draw.
  • Mr Fothergill’s will announce the winner via social media on 2 December 2015.
  • There will be only one winner.  Mr Fothergill’s will choose the winner at random, and our decision on this will be final.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize.
  • The prize is open to UK residents only and will be delivered by UK courier.
  • The winner will have one week in which to respond and claim their prize.  Failure to respond after 7 days will forfeit the prize and we will draw again.
  • Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd will reserve the right to publish the name of the winner on our website and in any related press release in relation to this competition.
  • This competition is not open to employees or family members of Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd.

 

Full list of contents of the Grow Your Own hamper worth over £250!

Description

RRP

RSPB AMARANTHUS Ribbons and Beads

£2.95

RSPB ASTER (Michaelmas Daisy) Mixed

£2.95

RSPB CALIFORNIAN POPPY Single Mixed

£2.95

RSPB COREOPSIS (Tickseed) Unbelievable

£2.95

RSPB CORNFLOWER Tall Mixed

£2.95

RSPB COSMOS Sensation Mixed

£2.95

RSPB FLAX

£2.95

RSPB MILLET (Foxtail) Hylander

£2.95

RSPB GERANIUM (Hardy) pratense Mixed

£2.95

RSPB GLOBE THISTLE

£2.95

RSPB GREATER KNAPWEED

£2.95

RSPB RUDBECKIA Marmalade

£2.95

RSPB SCABIOUS Tall Double Mixed

£2.95

RSPB VALERIAN

£2.95

RSPB VERBENA bonariensis

£2.95

RSPB YARROW

£2.95

RSPB Flower Carpet for Bees seed mix (20 sq. m)

£6.95

RSPB Flowers for Birds seed mix (20 sq.m)

£6.95

RSPB Flowers for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects seed mix (20 sq. m)

£6.95

GROMAT Wildflower Mix

£9.99

GROMAT Grow Your Own Vegetables

£9.99

GROBOX Childrens Vegetable Garden

£6.99

GROBOX Childrens Flower Garden

£6.99

COSMOS Brightness Mixed

£2.15

COSMOS Double Click Cranberries

£2.35

COSMOS Seashells Red

£2.15

COSMOS Tetra Versailles Dark Rose

£2.15

COSMOS Xanthos

£2.15

TOMATO Bountiful F1

£3.25

TOMATO Suncherry Smile F1

£3.25

TOMATO Sunchocola F1

£3.25

TOMATO Sunlemon F1

£3.25

Get Growing BASIL

£1.95

Get Growing CORIANDER

£1.95

Get Growing CHIVES

£1.95

Get Growing PARSLEY Curled

£1.95

Get Growing PARSLEY Flat

£1.95

Get Growing SAGE

£1.95

Get Growing THYME

£1.95

Get Growing BEETROOT

£2.15

Get Growing BROAD BEAN

£2.35

Get Growing BROCCOLI Green

£2.35

Get Growing BROCCOLI Purple

£2.15

Get Growing SPROUTS

£3.45

Get Growing CABBAGE Ball

£1.70

Get Growing CABBAGE Heart

£3.25

Get Growing CABBAGE Savoy

£1.70

Get Growing CARROT Finger

£1.70

Get Growing CARROT Large

£2.55

Get Growing CARROT Baby

£2.80

Get Growing CAULIFLOWER

£1.30

Get Growing CHARD

£2.80

Get Growing CLIMBING BEAN

£2.80

Get Growing COURGETTE

£2.55

Get Growing CRESS

£1.95

Get Growing CUCUMBER

£3.25

Get Growing DWARF BEAN

£2.35

Get Growing FENNEL

£1.95

Get Growing KALE

£1.70

Get Growing LEEK

£2.15

Get Growing LETTUCE Iceberg

£2.15

Get Growing LETTUCE Little Gem

£1.65

Get Growing LETTUCE Cos

£2.29

Get Growing LETTUCE Loose Leaf Red/Green

£2.15

Get Growing LETTUCE Loose Leaf

£1.95

Get Growing SPRING ONION

£1.95

Get Growing PARSNIP

£2.35

Get Growing PEA

£2.35

Get Growing PEA Mangetout

£2.35

Get Growing PEA Petit Pois

£2.35

Get Growing PEA Snap

£2.35

Get Growing PEPPER Hot Mix

£2.55

Get Growing PEPPER Hot Red

£2.15

Get Growing PEPPER Sweet

£2.35

Get Growing PUMPKIN

£2.35

Get Growing RADISH Globe

£2.15

Get Growing RADISH Long

£1.30

Get Growing ROCKET

£2.35

Get Growing RUNNER BEAN

£2.35

Get Growing SPINACH

£2.15

Get Growing SQUASH Butternut

£2.55

Get Growing SQUASH Summer

£2.80

Get Growing SWEDE

£2.15

Get Growing SWEETCORN

£2.55

Get Growing TOMATO

£3.25

Get Growing TOMATO Tumbling Cherry

£3.25

Get Growing TOMATO Cherry

£3.45

Get Growing TURNIP

£1.70

If you would like to win a hamper of Grow Your Own flowers, fruit and vegetables from Mr Fothergill’s worth over £250, then enter our competition today.

 

Sussex Gardener Wins Mr Fothergill’s Sweet Pea Competition Prize

July 20th, 2015 | Competitions | 0 Comments

Bags of postal entriesA bunch of eight sweet pea stems sent by post from East Sussex gardener Richard Baron scooped the £250 first prize in the General Postal Class in Mr Fothergill’s national competition held at Capel Manor College, Enfield, north London on Saturday, 18 July 2015. The event attracted postal entries from as far afield as Tyne and Wear, Co Tyrone, Somerset and Yorkshire. Miss L Smith of Burton on Trent and Janice Sharkey of Glasgow were second and third respectively, winning £150 and £100.

Mr Fothergill’s competition co-ordinator Pim Dickson, who also devised the postal method using a two-litre plastic soft drinks bottle to ensure safe transit of blooms, said he was delighted at the good condition in which they all arrived.

There was also a class for on-the-day entrants, who staged their exhibits during the morning, with similar levels of prize money. First prize was awarded to Alec Cave of Derby, with second prize going to Bill Jones and third prize to Derek Florin.

The Junior section of the competition was won by students of Access Group 2 from Capel Manor College. In second place was Bollington St John’s C of E Primary School from Macclesfield, with Montbelle Primary School of New Eltham in third.

The judges for the competition were John Fothergill of Mr Fothergill’s, gardening writer Peter Seabrook MBE and Stephen Dowbiggin OBE, principal of Capel Manor College.  Entries were judged on their overall appeal.