Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Competition: Win Gardening Tools and Composter



With Spring just around the corner, our latest competition has perfect timing. Argos are offering a fine selection of garden tools and composter to one lucky reader.

The tool selection is a 5 piece Spear and Jackson set, which includes 4 stainless steel tools, with traditional wooden handles and a pair of gloves. Spear and Jackson tools are made to last and should look good and keep your garden looking great for many years to come. 

Along side the tools is also a Rawlinson beehive composter, this stylish composter should look great in any garden, whether a traditional style or more contemporary, and with a treated natural timber finish should last a long time too!

A great prize for experienced or new gardeners alike!

To enter the competition tell us what gardening job you are planning on tacking this spring.

Please share, like, or retweet this competition for an additional entry.


Terms & Conditions:
- Competition ends on 12 March at 23:59, after this time no entries will be counted.
- By entering this competition you agree and consent to your name being published and by taking part in the competition, entrants are deemed to have read, understood and accepted all of the Terms and Conditions and agreed to be bound by them.
- Delivery will be within 28 days of Argos receiving the winner’s address, and the competition prize may vary at the discretion of Argos.
- The prize as described will be supplied direct from Argos, and there is no cash alternative.
- This competition is open to UK residents only. Should the winner not be based in the UK, there will be a re-draw.
- The winner will be drawn at random from all eligible entries shortly after the closing date.
- The prize may vary if unavailable
- Please make sure we are able to contact you if you do win, as we will need to provide your name and address to Argos to arrange for your prize to be sent to you.

615 comments :

  1. I intend to move my pond down the garden by 10 feet so I can make a bigger sun area as there is too much shade at the moment.

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  2. I have liked, tweeted and shared via G+ too!

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  3. Feed the lawn, turn the soil and weed ready for the veg, plant some seeds in my conservatory

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  4. I am going to dig over where I had compost heap and get it ready for vegetables hopefully years compost has been there has fed the soil and I wont have to dig some in

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  5. Had 2 60ft trees blow down in the Valentine's Day storm so it's really a case of starting again in what was a fairly pretty average sized garden No one project but a major one unfortunately. Still that's nature for you....

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  6. I've already started off some herb seeds as the weather's been good, and hoping to plant a lot of vegetable seeds in the next two months, plus getting my lawn back into a good state!

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  7. I would give this prize to my mum who wants to start a compost when the weather picks up, she loves gardening and is out in the garden all day long weather permitting!

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  8. I plan to build some cold frames, prune the fruit trees (pronto) and give the place a general tidy up. Also planning on making some decorative planters and some bird feeding stations.

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  9. My garden is in need of some love and care. The lawn has large bare patches so my main job will be to reseed.

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  10. Replacing fence panels and ornate arch which were blown down in the recent high winds :-(

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  11. I need to treat my lawn. It was beautiful but the winter has made it look very unloved and also hoping to get a greenhouse, I had one years ago and saved a fortune on flowers and veg.

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  12. We are planning on planting a bee-friendly border in our new home

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  13. Weed seed and mosskill on the lawn.

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  14. We have planted a few seeds, so hopefully will be able to grow some chillies and tomatoes in our greenhouse.
    Also, hoping this year to finally get an area beside a curved wall dug out, slabs laid along opposite border, replanted and stones put down to prevent weeds.
    The garden here was in a state of neglect when we moved in and we are slowly, but surely attempting to tackle another area each year.
    Great competition, so fingers crossed. Could do with some new tools and another composter wouldn't go a miss. :)

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  15. Have retweeted: https://twitter.com/GromitFan1/status/438623666813681664

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  16. i intend to paint my fences and shed

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  17. At the moment I am busy putting in seeds in trays in the greenhouse. Last year I bought plants but this year hoping I can grow my only. It's only my second year with a garden and veg patch.

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  18. I really need to sort out drainage. The garden is a mushy mess.

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  19. I am going to start growing my own veg. The Good Life here we come....

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  20. we need to re inforce our fencing and lay new lawn !!

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  21. Make a veg patch. So this prize would be perfect.

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  22. Just cutting the grass would be a start!

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  23. The garden needs a face lift. Ideally the lawn needs re-turfing and our borders need refilling. Also need to plant some additional bambos for screening at the end of the garden. Lots to do ..

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  24. Danielle Stevenson26 February 2014 at 10:54

    My boyfriend and I have just bought our first house together! It is lovely but the garden has been neglected so we will be doing that up this Spring and hopefully filling it with lovely Spring flowers and vegetables!

    @mrspogs

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  25. We moved into our new home in September so have barely looked at the garden, we started this week though! xx Lots to do xx

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  26. A composting area would be good - if I had the time and materials I would build a wooden composter, so this prize would be a godsend and allow me to concentrate more on rotating my small veg patch for potatoes. Planting to commence soon, I hope, for french beans, tomatoes, salad veg, herbs and strawberries as a good starting point.
    Comp RT: https://twitter.com/Kitty_Kat41/status/438628012615938048

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  27. rear lawn needs scarifier and reseed patches

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  28. I intend to redesign my garden with my 3 year old teaching him about healthy eating and composting. Have liked, shared and tweeted.

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  29. i want to try my hand at growing some veggies, fruits and herbs this year. my nan grows her own and when i visit its like you get a diffrent enjoyment out of eating them (im always at the strawberrys yum)

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  30. Moving the greenhouse to a better position in the garden.

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  31. I really need to sort out the weeds that have taken over my patio!

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  32. My little fledgling is leaving the nest and making her own - But her back garden is an overgrown jungle so our spring is going to be spent there - Any help would be so much appreciated :)

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  33. I have a 20 x 12 foot' pop up swimming pool, lying unused in the shed.
    I'm going to turn it into an aquaponics system.
    This is a self substainging system, where the fish waste feeds the plants, and the plants feed the fish.

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  34. I intend on digging over the veg patch

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  35. making a wee plot for potatoes ,veg etc

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  36. I'm planning to remove a tree that has been damaged by flooding and wind, and then to create a wildlife pond in the space left by the tree

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  37. I would like to make a nice flowr bed and an area for growing veg

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  38. Due to having 2 small children who like to dig & run about lots i need to give the grass some attention ASAP!

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  39. I'm going to dig over the bottom of the garden and prepare it to start planting vegetables

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  40. We have moved house and need to fence of garden and landscape it.

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  41. We are going to plant a fruit and veg garden this year and grow lots of yummy food, also save a lot of money too!

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  42. The garden is fairly well established but it needs to by puppy-friendly now so the task is going to be to reconsider how to keep my pots and plants intact!

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  43. The geenhouse. has been used as more of shed since our mom passed away , its at the family home so we can all use it if it cleaned out and prepared, Me and my sister plan on getting it ready for spring so we can grow salad and veg, going to attempt more than tomatos this year , cucumber , kale , peppers and strawberries if all goes to plkan xx

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  44. We are going to put paving slabs down on our worn out patio. Then we can relax & enjoy the garden.

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  45. I want to do all around the edging round lawn and pathways,and get a load of bedding plants to add colour to the garden.

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  46. We're going to re-lay our patio - we did it on the cheap many years ago, and now regret it

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  47. I'm redoing my whole garden. I've just brought the house and the gardens a mess.New fencing is going up next week, then it's just removing an old shed returfing the lawn and redoing the patio.

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  48. Replacing our back fence, the old one is knackered

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  49. I plan to rearrange and enlarge the flower borders

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  50. We have a really exciting year ahead having just moved into a new house with a large garden. It had been previously owned by some keen gardeners, but the garden was untended and overgrown for the last 5 years or so.
    So we are trying to clear all the dead plants away and uncover the 100s of bulbs which are springing up all over the garden.
    Once we know what we have, we can plan a whole new garden scheme.

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  51. Tip out all the compost from all the pots as we had a few nasties in them last year!

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  52. pruning the roses

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  53. our lawn is full of weeds and has a bare patch where we have just put our beloved dog, so need to seed it

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  54. We are planning on a complete garden makeover, with a large decking area, new flower beds and a nature area. I love spending time in the garden and this project will make it even more enjoyable.

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  55. i want to make the plain lawn we have into a garden with flower beds and a rockery and a pathway down the middle

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  56. There are so many jobs to do in our garden I could just about put anything! Need to overhaul the veggie patch so we can get planting, lots of trees need a harsh hacking back. The whole garden is covered in weeds and we want to dig over a weedy area so we can turf. (It's a garden renovation to go with our house renovation!)

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  57. We are planning on building a small rockery at the far end of the garden and growing various herbs and shrubs there :)

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  58. We are attempting a veg patch and a "hoggitat" for the hedgehogs, as soon as the weather improves.

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  59. Need to tidy the garden after winter, clearing up the plant beds, cutting back anything that needs it, plant some spring flowers to get some colour in the garden

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  60. Once the allotment is less waterlogged it needs to be totally cleared from what was left at the end of last season, the green manure sections dug in and planted up with potatoes firstly. Still too wet to do anything though :-(

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  61. Have already had to replace fence panels which has taken time and they were where we were going to train wisteria so that's one of the next jobs. Before all the bad weather we bought a small green house to grow veg and flower seed so that needs establishing and a compost bin wd be great addition. Tweeted comp @egran2many

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  62. Took some large trees out in the front of the garden but now need to add some bushes and smaller trees

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  63. The whole garden! We moved into our house last year, then got married and have just had a baby so the garden has taken a back seat but im determined to make it nice once the weather gets better,

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  64. we are going to plant out a new fruit area down near the apple pear and cherry trees which all need looking at as we have inherited then.

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  65. Taking up some rotten decking and replacing it with lawn

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  66. I am hoping to tackle my hedges which are out of control at the moment and also be more focussed with my veg patch this year!

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  67. I've just bough my first home so this spring will be spent re-turfing, hedging and decking the garden ready for summer parties.

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  68. I am looking to plant some vegetables become more self sufficient

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  69. Painting fences, cleaning pots,,treating the lawn, cleaning the patio - jobs are endless, but I love it.

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  70. I need to treat my lawn. It was beautiful but the winter has made it look very unloved and also hoping to get a greenhouse, I had one years ago and saved a fortune on flowers and veg.

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  71. replace fencing

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  72. Replace battered fencing and broken patio slabs. Top part of the lawn needs returfing as the constant rain has left more mud than grass

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  73. My garden is in need of some TLC, I'm going to start with laying some lawn then........

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  74. First thing I need to do is turn the compost heap so that I can get to the good stuff at the bottom

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  75. As the kids and me had a fantastic time last year growing our own veg so this year were going bigger so that means taking up a large section of turf (will be stacking that up at the end of the garden for wildlife to hide) and turning the soil over a few times ready to plant this spring.

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  76. Clean out the pond, mow the lawn, edge the lawn, paint the fence and a good general tidy up of the garden

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  77. Preparing for the village open gardens I desperately need to do some serious work to try and find the lawn under all that moss!

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  78. just got an allotment - not sure where to start!!! probably cover some up and start clearing a small area

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  79. Tidy up the garden, mend fences broken by winds, feed the lawn, prune deadwood on bushes, the list goes on..

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  80. Digging over the vegetable plot and planting.

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  81. Tidying up the flower beds and trying to improve the soil quality

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  82. Mending, Fixing, Digging, Planting, you name it, I'm doing it! :)

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  83. Digging over the vegetable plot

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  84. I have to feed & mowe the lawn,cut the borders ,turn all the beds etc,etc.

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  85. Remove some old concrete out the front and turn it into a mini garden to encourage some bees to visit. Also going to plant some trees.

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  86. I have stone flags in my front yard and i intend to pull them up and dig over the garden and put some topsoil down and plant roses in the garden.

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  87. I'm going to give my veg patch a make over, to hopefully create more planting area and to make it easier to look after.

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  88. None, that's what my teenager is for!

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  89. me and the wife have got to sort out the greenhouse ready for the spring planting of fruits and veg

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  90. I've still got the vegetable beds to dig, as it's been too wet all winter :(

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  91. I will be building a raised fountain

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  92. I'm planning on planting out some potatoes!

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  93. This year we are making some raised beds for veggies, i am planting another couple of fruit trees, moving some perennials as the border needs a good going over to remove the grass that has appeared and the brambles. Its very hard at moment due to so much rain, before my home was built in the early 50s there was a natural little stream that ran through the area and every winter it reappears through my back garden so its more of a swamp til may/june time. My greenhouse needs some work as the winds and cold have made it very brittle. so this year lots of things needing doing but i am so looking forward to getting out in the garden and watching nature take hold in the way she does with amazing flowers and veggies that spring to life from a tiny little seed.

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  94. Tidy and replant as necessary the flower beds

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  95. Im planning a herb garden for my grandson,so he can see them grow and tend to them. Then see how his mummy uses them in their food.

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  96. Make behind the shed a more usable space along with changing the planting scheme under an established tree with dogwoods.

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  97. Grass seeding new area where garden pond used to be.

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  98. None I can only watch as I have had several operations on my arms and hands which have so far been unsuccessful
    regards Terrad

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  99. I will take out a slice of lawn t make a new strawberry bed.

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  100. Turn the soil and remove growing weeds/dead matter from the borders ready for flower planting when I visit the garden centre to buy some. Remove growing weeds from the lawn (I do this manually each year). Buy in some compost which I use when planting out flowers I buy in. General tidy up everywhere so that the front and back garden are ship shape and ready for action.

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  101. my partner and i intend on having the garden extended,flagged and decking put down

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  102. The whole garden needs doing back and front!

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  103. I'm going to level the lawn, mend the shed.

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  104. Re turfing the lawn as my lovely new puppy has dugg holes in it!

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  105. as we have just moved in 4 mths, everything needs doing, new hard standing, plants to replant etc, loads basically!

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  106. aim to place trellising on the back wall to grow some lovely fragrant honeysuckle

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  107. I am going to empty out my compost bin and put all the lucious compost and masses of worms all over my flower beds.

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  108. Put in a new patio and plant some fruit for the summer x

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  109. Putting together a greenhouse, and hopefully planting a rose garden :)

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  110. Try to find the garden again...its got a little overgrown since summer lol

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  111. This spring I'm building planters, turning the soil for my borders and giving my herb garden some love!

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  112. Put a new fence up last year and had to clear all side plants so looking forward to replanting with some new shrubs and flowers

    KATHY D

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  113. Relay the back lawn

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  114. We are having some new tall fencing this spring, so plants will have to be cut back so that the fencers can get at the space, then we will have the fun of buying some new ones to fill in the gaps.

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  115. Sorting out our front garden. need to clear out the borders and get it prepared for summer flowers

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  116. planting some lovely flowers, make my garden look nice and inviting

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  117. i want to level out the garden and move the pond to a different spot.

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  118. weeding, lawn mowing and planting my veggie seeds in my veggie plot:)

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  119. I am erecting an arch.

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  120. Dig the vegetable plot ready for planting

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  121. I'll be finishing the decking and re-coating with oil. Also need to plan what to do with the boarders either planters or rockery mmmmm decisions decisions.

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  122. I am going to clear bottom of my garden where the previous owners had dumped builders rubbish such as rubble, bricks and old laminate flooring. Total area is 20 x 14ft. So I have a fun and busy spring, but once cleared I can start on making it into a patio to enjoy the summer on

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  123. I've never gardened in my life but I now have an allotment plot so that's quite a lot of jobs to keep me busy this spring. Not entirely sure where i'll be starting yet!

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  124. i am plannng a 6*4 raised bed made fom dung boarding, for more vegtable growing

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  125. trying to grow Spuds again not sure I dare anything else!!

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  126. I plan to expand my vegetable patch

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  127. I am going to give my garden a makeover we moved in recently and it was full off conifers which were about 20ft high had them all cleared and now my garden looks a bit bare, need to restart all over again

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  128. Not one,the gardener can slog away,G&T or a crisp white are the only things I will be tackling this year.

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  129. getting a start on my brand new allotment

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  130. Our first job is to refelt the shed roof this spring as it's leaky.

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  131. Clearing all the flower beds. :-(

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  132. I plan to plant some plants that I grew in the greehouse from cuttings from my Mum's garden in Ireland.

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  133. Our new allotment! Please help x

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  134. I am going to be sowing a new lawn.

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  135. We are going to erect a pergola and plant some climbers to train up it

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  136. We really need to get the garden back under control again - pruning and weeding

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  137. Replace the old garden shed and build a new patio

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  138. In need of weeding, fixing fencing, sorting out the rockery and generally bringing the garden back to life!

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  139. I'm going to be creating a herb spiral with all my favourite herbs :)

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  140. move yucca plants that have propogated themselves amongst my other bushes and get rid of
    ground elder.

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  141. One big, start from scratch overhaul!

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  142. I am erecting a pergola in the back garden

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  143. A nice water feature

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  144. revamp my back garden,lawn needs raising weeding,fix my archway in front garden

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  145. I want to build a rock garden

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  146. a rockery in the front garden

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  147. We terraced our garden last year, this year we will lay the turf

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  149. I am going to take out a couple of flower beds that are smack bang in the middle of some lawn - courtesy of the previous residents of the house. I am also going to beef up the boundary hedge with a couple more plants!

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  150. I am putting up trellis panels on the fencing and planting climbing plants up them, including a couple of clematis plants. In the front garden I'm planting canna lilly bulbs in a boggy part of the flower bed.

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  151. we are planning on getting our raised beds and greenhouse ready for our fruit and vegetable sowing

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  152. I think reseeding parts of the Lawn is my first job thanks to my two adorable Border Collies lol

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  153. making a dozen raised beds as i cant bend down so much now cause of my illness , but it wont stop me enjoying the garden and planting and eating my fruit and veg

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  154. I'm planning to start my own veg garden

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  155. Im Planning a full veg plot in pots

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  156. We're moving in July, so I will be trying to reorganise what we have now, into a new space!

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  157. Look at the fence and think about painting it

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  158. well we've replaced the storm damaged fence panels, moved the vegetable plot from one side of the garden to the other, lawned the old plot, planted new vegetables, and now to just enjoy the normal planting/tending of flowers/fruit/vegetables.

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  159. Unfortunately rebuilding my Greenhouse after the storms

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  160. I am planting lots of bulbs and cutting back old dead growth

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  161. I would like to try to build my polytunnel this year :)

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  163. I am going to build a pagoda over my garden swing area....it will look really cool:-)

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  164. Cutting 2 small trees for my garden to make more space, building a brick fire pit, and getting a slide and setting that up for the kids :)
    I suppose I should buy the kids a new pool this year too :p

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  165. Planting tomatoes in pots on the patio

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  166. We are going to start sewing and planting our allotment.
    Amanda Deacon

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  167. I need to re-seed the back garden, weed the boarders and get my sweetpeas planted and grow-bags on the go!

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  168. A total overhaul of the garden, but mainly the fencing!

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  169. I've got my seedlings to sort out and I also want to revamp the pond.

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  170. Creating new raised beds

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  171. Lots of veg planting and tidying up this year

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  172. I need to sort out my veg plot and redo my patio

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  173. Not sure if you need to know but I've also tweeted as @BoostieBoo

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  174. Total revamp after the winds took it all out!

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  175. Getting grass and hedge sorted

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  176. I have to prune back the barberry before it takes over all of the garden.

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  177. Not long moved into our first house so the garden is a blank canvas. Need to dig up the lawn and re-seed as it is not currently a grass lawn but a mossy lawn, want to add a vegetable patch and a rose bed.

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  178. oops lost my post half way through...a bit like my unfinished rockery that I was just telling you about! haha! I'm building it to hide an unsightly bit of brick wall, but I ran out of energy for shifting rocks. Need to get it done so I can get some lovely alpines in there in spring!

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  179. replacing some wind blown fence panels

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  180. We are planning on laying a new patio,Well at least my husband is - Saying that he has been planning to do this for the last 3 years so fingers crossed it will get done

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  181. putting up a greenhouse, then going on from there

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  182. Need to build a new shed blown down in the wind

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  183. I've got a new shed to put up - and it will need quite a bit of rearrangement to make the required space.

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