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Join Yougov

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Sign up for yougov and start taking surveys. You’ll have seen opinion polls mentioned on the news from YouGov. So why not be part of it?
Earn points for surveys. Each point can be spent on one entry into the monthly cash prize draw or wait until you reach 5000 points to redeem a £50 cheque.

I’m about half way to my £50 voucher! I’ve been a member for a few months and it’s fun answering the surveys. They quite often ask what you’ve watched on TV.

Cycling is good for you

Monday, October 20th, 2014

And Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority thinks so too!
Free adult cycle lessons are available. If you’re not confident on your bike on the road then this is for you. It’s for Adults (16+) who live or work in Greater Manchester. Well worth a look. I used to cycle to my old allotment but used as few roads as possible! I used to use the canal towpath and the cycle paths where possible.

Win! A Place on the River Cottage HQ Beer, Cider and Spirits Course!

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Win! A Place on the River Cottage HQ Beer, Cider and Spirits Course!closing date of midday on Friday 6 June 2014 –
This is on the two thirsty gardener’s website! They also have printable labels for your home made booze!

Free seeds

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Not sure if this offer is still on, worth a try!

M&G Little Garden Awards

‘The M&G Little Garden Awards’ are about celebrating the gardener in all of us and encouraging the next generation of aspiring horticulturalists. You don’t need to be an expert or even have a garden to take part. For the chance to win fantastic prizes just upload or email us pictures of your own ‘Little Garden’. This could be flowers, vegetables, or anything you’re growing in your garden, greenhouse or window box.

Ready, steady, grow!

To enter the ‘M&G Little Garden Awards’ follow these three steps;

Plant your seeds – these can be seedlings or established plants

Take photos – take photos of you or your family planting your seeds and their progress as they grow
Share with us for a chance to win prizes – upload them onto our Facebook Page or email them to us at We will also be showcasing our customers gardening talents and providing regular updates on our own M&G Garden for RHS Chelsea on our website So get growing! 18+ Terms and conditions apply

Request your free seeds!

Free seeds

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Apply for some free seeds

Free seeds from countryfile

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Free wild flower seeds from countryfile

One Straw Revolution

Friday, April 4th, 2014

ONe Straw Revolution – free to download

Free permaculture design course

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Free permaculture design course
Complete 72+ Hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course Covers:

Natural building construction
Pattern observation and site analysis
Renewable energy and appropriate technology
Reading the land and natural cycles
Rainwater harvesting and conservation
Soil regeneration and land restoration
Passive and active solar design
Food forests, trees, and garden design
Greywater considerations and system design
Business and financial permaculture
Waste recycling and treatment
Urban permaculture for sustainable cities
…and much, much more!

Free compost in Huntingdon

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Huntingdonshire District Council is holding a compost giveaway – On Tuesday 7 May, from 10am until 2pm, join the Environment Team in Riverside Car Park, Huntingdon, and on Thursday 9 May from 10am until 2pm find them in Riverside Car Park, St Neots.

Watford Free compost

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Free compost in Watford
Household Waste Recycling Centre site at Wiggenhall Road (WD18 0FB, next to the council’s Wiggenhall Depot) between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 8 May 2013, to pick some bags of high quality compost (two per household). This is made from the green waste we collect every fortnight via your kerbside recycling scheme.