The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

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Competition 4 August to 29 August

To win a pair of tickets to The London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show at Olympia, London taking place from 26-28 September 2014  http://london.homebuildingshow.co.uk just email us with your name and address and we will choose 5 winners from a hat on the 1 September 2014Show logo (2)

The exhibition will offer visitors the chance to benefit from an extensive range of products and recommendations from more exhibitors than ever before and tips and bespoke advice from an extended expert panel on how to successfully complete a project from start to finish.

The show this year has more celebrity property experts than before including architect Piers Taylor from BBC2 program “The House that 100k built” and Julia Kendell, interior designer from “DIY SOS” and “60 Minute Makeover” with Peter Andre who will offer bespoke advice to visitors  to help them create their dream home .

Another new feature for this year’s event is the updated Interior Design and Decorating Clinic, brought to you by Dulux Design Service. Visitors will be provided with insightful ideas on how to decorate their homes through the use of appealing colour schemes, wall coverings and furnishings. Dulux consultants will be offering free one-on-one appointments to bring attendees one step closer to their aspirational house.

For full terms and conditions click here 

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Closed:Competition 14 July to 1 August 2014

To win a copy of Christine Walkden’s No-nonsense veg gardening DVD please tell us which of the following is not an alternative name for a tomato

A) Wolf Peach

B) Golden Apple

C) Peruvian Apple

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and full contact details. For full terms and conditions click here 

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Closed: Competition 2 June to 19 June

Winner – Mr Gary Parkins from Essex

Win tickets  to The Southern Homebuilding, Renovating and Home Improvement Show at Sandown Park, Surrey taking place from 28-29 June 2014  The show is featuring property experts such as Michael Holmes (editor-in-chief, Homebuilding & Renovating magazine) and Jason Orme (editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and self-build expert) and will host over 150 exclusive exhibitors, free seminars and master classes. Each pair of tickets is worth £24.

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Simply send your name and address to natsoc@nsalg.org.uk by 19 June 2014 and we will pick a winner at random.

For full terms and conditions click here 

Closed: Competition 20 May to 13 June

The winner was  Gladys Thompson from Hampshire and the answer was C) St Anne’s Allotments, Nottingham

To win a copy of “Groundbreaking Food Gardens, 73 Plans that will change the way you grow your garden” please tell us which allotment site recently featured in the Museums at Night exhibition with photographs taken by the photographer Rankin. Was it?

A) Stoney Rd Allotments, Coventry

B) Edgebaston Guinea Gardens, Birmingham

C) St Anne’s Allotments, Nottingham

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here 

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CLOSED:Competition 22 April to 13 May

The winner was Mr Mark Richmond from Darlington and the answer was B) Coogan and Brydon.

To win a copy of ” Kitchen Garden Experts – twenty celebrated chefs and their head gardeners” please tell us which comedy duo filmed a fictional restaurant tour around the north of England.

A) Morecambe and Wise

B) Coogan and Brydon

C) French and Saunders

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here 

CLOSED:Competition 4 March to 28 March

The winner was Hannah Clyma from Hampshire and the answer was C) Hens need cockerels in order to produce eggs.

To win a copy of  ”A Family Guide to Keeping Chickens”  by Anne Perdeaux please tell us which of these fascinating facts about chickens is false.

A) Chickens are the closest living relatives to Tyrannnosaurus Rex.

B) Chickens have excellent memories

C) Hens need cockerels in order to produce eggs.

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here 

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CLOSED:Competition: 11 February to 28 February

The winner was Jacqueline Pickett and the answer was A) 27,000

To win Charles Dowding’s “VEG journal” and a pair of auritech hearing protectors please answer the following question.

How many teeth does a slug have?

A) 27,000

B) 1,500

C) 12,000

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here 

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CLOSED: Competition: 2 December – 16 December

The winner was Mr M Pilsworth and the answer was B) West Sussex

To win two of the latest garden books, Matthew Appleby’s Allotment Planner and The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz, please answer the following question.

In what county is Borde Hill Garden?

A) Surrey

B) West Sussex

C) East Sussex

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here 

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CLOSED: Competition: 3 October – 18 October

The winner was J Bannon and the answer was A) Tares

To win a snuggly National Allotment Society body-warmer that will keep you comfortable whilst tidying up your winter plot please answer the following question.

Which green manure crop inhibits seed germination in the succeeding crop?

A) Tares

B) Phacelia

C)  Fenugreek

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here

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CLOSED:Competition: 17 September – 1 October 2013

The winner was Mr Stephen Rawlins

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To win a selection of gardening books – including a seed saving guide, please send in the answer to the following question.

Why is the wasp known as the gardeners friend?

A) They eat all the rotten fruit

B) In a single year it has been estimated that a single wasps nest could catch up to 5 tons of aphids and caterpillars

C) They help to clean up the garden by making their nests from all the old leaves

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here

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CLOSED:Competition: 4th July 2013 – 12th August 2013

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The winner was Donna Baines

To win a National Allotment Society t-shirt …all you have to do is answer the following question -

Who is sponsoring National Allotments Week 2013?

A) Kelly’s Ice Cream

B) Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

C) Mackie’s of Scotland Ice Cream

Please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer, t-shirt size and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here

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CLOSED: Competition: 4th June 2013 – 21st June 2013

How would you like to win £40 worth of gardening books?

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If you’d like to start your own library of gardening books then all you’ve got to do is answer the below question, to be within a chance of winning this great prize.

Where is Gardeners World Live being held?

A) NEC

B) Villa Park

C) Birmingham & Midland Institute

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here

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CLOSED: Competition: 14th May 2013 – 28th May 2013

The Summer is nearly upon us, so now is the time to get outdoors and make the most of the great British sunshine. Adding flair to a garden or allotment has never been easier or more affordable, thanks to Wilko’s great quality gardening and outdoor living ranges.

This month, the home and garden retailer is offering one keen gardener the chance to win £50 worth of goodies from its Summer 2013 decorative gardening range, that will make any outdoor space the cream of the crop.

To enter the competition to win £50 worth of decorative gardening goodies, simply answer the following question:

What date is Summer solstice this year?

 

  1. 20th June
  2. 21st June
  3. 22nd June

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk or write to O’Dell House, Hunters Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 5JE with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here

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CLOSED: Competition: 16 April 2013 – 29th April 2013

Congratulations to Jason Lebeter (Derbyshire )- your prizes will be with you shortly.

Kings Seeds is a leading supplier of vegetable, flower, herbs and Sweet Pea seeds, from the traditional home of the British seed industry, Kelvedon, Essex, who have been supplying commercial and retail growers since 1888. Kings believes it has survived this long because all of its seeds are tested in its own laboratory, by a qualified technician, for germination, vigour and purity, before being packed and distributed worldwide.

To win a £30 gift voucher to help you stock up on fruit, flower and vegetable seeds answer this simple question -

Kings Strawberry IconAccording to the Kings website (www.kingsseeds.com) which Sweet Pea is listed as item 78003?

A) Sweet Pea Angela Ann

B) Sweet Pea Alan Titchmarsh

C) Sweet Pea Cupid Mixed

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk with your answer and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here

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CLOSED: Competition: 16th January 2013 – 15th March 2013

Congratulations to Linda Coy (Yorkshire) who has won with the name ‘Candy King’.

To help celebrate the company’s 125th anniversary, the Society has joined up with the team at Kings to offer our members and supporters the chance to name a new Sweet Pea. All you have to do is decide on a name, write a short description as to why you believe your name is a winner and send it into the address below by the 15th March 2013. Please do not forget to include your contact details.

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The winner will be chosen by representatives of the National Allotment Society and Kings Seeds, with the new Sweet Pea, a deep pink on a white background, coming onto the market in August 2013.

To enter this competition, please email natsoc@nsalg.org.uk or write to O’Dell House, Hunters Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 5JE  with your suggestions and contact details. For full terms and conditions click here

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CLOSED Offer3rd – 17th September 2012

Congratulations to David Archer.

It’s competition time here at The National Allotment Society and we’ve teamed up with garden and DIY specialists Argos, to give one reader a chance to win a Qualcast Garden Shredder to keep your allotment spick and span.  Entry is easy, simply email us with your details and we’ll pick a winner at random in two weeks time!

For terms and conditions please click here

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