You’ve got just a couple of days to get yourself in the draw to win one of two copies of Family Food for a Steal: 50 simple, quick and delicious recipes. This new book includes a collection of recipes that are both easy to prepare and tasty, all with the budget-conscious in mind. Chapters include Delicious Soups (they are too), Light Meals, Hearty Dishes, Vegetable Delights and Sweet Endings. There are also gluten-free and vegan dishes to cater for those with allergies or specific dietary requirements. Head on over to our sister site, Sweet Living, to enter the draw.
The latest special collector’s edition from NZ Gardener magazine, Homegrown Roses, hits the shelves on March 12, 2012. And what a beauty it is! It’s packed full of all things rosy, from the joy of picking your own scented blooms to no-nonsense know-how on planting, picking, pruning, landscape design, recipes (yes, roses are edible!) and crafty gifts. Plus there’s a free sheet of pretty labels for homegrown gifts.
Our sister site Sweet Living has 5 copies of Homegrown Roses to give away. Head on over to Sweet Living to enter the draw.
Competition closes March 20, 2012. OPEN TO NZ RESIDENTS ONLY.
Head on over to the Sweet Living magazine website – you have a couple more days to enter the draw to win an organic gardening pack. There are two prize packs up for grabs, each containing one pack of Organic Insect Control, one pack of Organic Caterpillar Bio Control, and a bottle of Nourish Vegetables Organic Fertiliser. Click here to enter the draw.
Congratulations to the five lucky winners who each win a bottle of Kiwicare’s new Organic Weedfree Rapid. As mentioned previously, this stuff is amazing. It’s a super fast-acting natural weed killer that works within three hours. It’s BioGro certified too, so you can be certain you’re using a totally organic product.
For the draw, I used a clever WordPress widget that selects random winners from the comments below. So, let’s get on with it. The winners are…
1) Perry Garrick
2) Lynn Orr
4) Faye Shadrock
5) Julie Mitchell
Congratulations! Your prizes will be sent out shortly.
The fabulous folk at Kiwicare are offering Flaming Petal readers the chance to WIN one of five bottles of their new Organic Weedfree Rapid. This stuff is amazing. It’s a super fast-acting natural weed killer that works within three hours. Truly it does. I’ve used it myself. It’s BioGro certified too, so you can be certain you’re using a totally organic product.
To go into the draw to win one of five bottles, simply write a comment on this post. It’s easy. You don’t need to register for anything. Just type away. Don’t panic if your comment doesn’t appear straight away – I have to approve it first. That’s just to stop spammers from getting through. You don’t need to put any contact details on the post either. Your post automatically sends me your email – but no one else can see it. And I certainly won’t be showing anyone.
You can write anything you like. Tell me your favourite flower, your best gardening/weeding tip, or just say hi.
The competition closes Sunday 27th November 2011. Winners will be notified by email. Good luck!
While you’re here, check out Kiwicare’s website. It has a FANTASTIC garden solutions page where you can identify and solve your garden problems.
Lyn Turia from Invercargill;
Bill Martin from Waitoa;
JR Mattsen from Wakefield, Nelson
Congratulations! Your bulb packs will be sent to you shortly. Don’t forget to send us photos of your flowering tulips come spring!
Check out this beautiful new tulip, available now from GardenPost. Called ‘Peach Melba’, it’s a multi-coloured double tulip with pink outer petals touched with green and peachy-apricot central petals. It’s totally gorgeous!
And the good folk at GardenPost are offering three lucky readers the chance to WIN A PACK OF 5 ‘PEACH MELBA’ BULBS each. All you need to do is visit GardenPost’s website (click here) and register to receive their catalogues (they’re free!). In the comments box, write where you saw this competition (Waikato Times, Southland Times, Manawatu Standard, or from this blog), and three lucky winners will be drawn. So good luck!
Competition closes Sunday March 20th.
Congratulations to our three lucky echinacea plant winners – Sue Stretton, Ruth Trethewey and (another) Ruth. All names were literally placed into a hat and picked at random. Sue won the ‘Tangerine Dream’ echinacea (pictured), Ruth Trethewey won ‘Coral Reef’ and Another Ruth won ‘Pink Poodle’. Congratulations, ladies. Your plants will be sent to you shortly.
Here’s another picture of the fanciful new echinacea, ‘Pink Poodle’. Note the frilly petals; this shot was taken before most of the heads had transformed themselves into raggedy poodles. In the initial stages the flowers often look more like the traditional echinacea, but as they age they gradually develop a fuller, fluffier form, adding more rows of petals from the central flower head, like a floral Mohawk. There’s still time to ENTER THE DRAW TO WIN ONE (plus the new varieties ‘Coral Reef’ and ‘Tangerine Dream’). To enter the draw, check out the fifth post below, or click right here to go directly to it.
Just look at these three new fancy echinaceas, all brand-new releases, out this month. The top photo shows the variety ‘Coral’ Reef, a double echinacea, with dark orange rays that fade to coral, and an unusual coral cone. The middle photo is ‘Pink Poodle’ (truly, it is an echinacea), which has extraordinary double pink dahlia-like blooms that are a massive 10cm wide. The next is ‘Tangerine Dream’, a single form, with deep orange, downward-curving petals. All are hardy plants that are superb cut flowers.
Want to WIN one?
I have one plant of each variety to give away (that’s three lucky winners who win one exquisite new echinacea of their choice). To go into the draw to win one, just post a comment here (click on the comments tag above these photos), and let me know which one you like best. (Only one entry per person.) I’ll publish the winners’ names here. So good luck!
Competition closes Sunday 27th February.