Archive for June, 2017

This warm, calm weather is perfect for our insects and especially our Butterflies, in Britain there are 59 species of Butterflies that breed here yet they are far less common now than they were 50 years ago one of the main reasons for this is that much of their natural habitat, wildflower meadows, heath land, woodland and peat bogs has been lost to industrial and housing developments and intensive farming. Your garden, however large or small, could be a haven for butterflies, providing food and shelter; even a window box or container garden can help.

Why not have a go at our two new free competitions on the Gardening With Children website, where you can win some great Butterfly products for your garden.

In the SCHOOL ZONE Competition and the FAMILY ZONE Competition simply colour in the butterfly on the blank template that is printed on the entry form for a chance to win a

A Kew Gardens Green Butterfly Habitat

Kew Gardens Green Butterfly Habitat

A Butterfly/Bee Nectar Feeding Station

Butterfly / Bee Nectar Feeding Station

Click here for full details and an entry form for the School Zone Competition or Click here for full details and an entry form for the Family Zone Competition.

Please send in your entries for both competitions by the closing date of Friday 7th July 2017.


Congratulations to our May Competition winners

Thank you to everyone that entered the May competitions, the School Zone competitions was won by Terling C of E Primary School and the Family Zone Competition was won by Harriet Volland both win a selection of Gardening books.

Well done to both of you and good luck to you all for our new Butterfly competitions



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With Fathers Day fast approaching (Sunday June 1th) now is the time to get your Dad/Grandad that perfect gift to show him how much they mean to you.

At The Gardening Works we have lots of great gardening products that would be ideal and will suit everyone’s budget, here are my suggestions for gifts that are under £15.00:

Rosieriste Leather Gauntlet Gardening Gloves
Rostaing Rosieriste Leather Gauntlet Gardening Gloves
(With long cuffs giving extra protection from brambles and thorns)
Barnel Palm Fit Curved Blunt Nose Secateur
Barnel Palm Fit Curved Blunt Nose Secateur
(Lightweight, strong and comfortable)
The Quicker Apple, Pear and Plum Picker
The Quicker Apple, Pear and Plum Picker
(Makes picking those hard to reach fruits easier)
Mid Handled Trowel
Mid Handled Trowel
(Deeply dished stainless steel trowel)
Stewart Potting Tray with removable shelf
(An essential for every gardener)
Stewarts Traditional Watering Can - 2L, 5L and 10L
Stewarts Traditional Watering Can
(Availalable in 3 sizes: 2 litre, 5 litre and 10 litre)
Nether Wallop Berry Picker
Nether Wallop Berry Picker (Large or Small)
(This clever device seperates the berries from the stem making it faster and easier to pick soft fruit) 
Take a look at our website too for lots more great gardening products.

Why not give your Dad/Grandad a hand in the garden, I am sure they would appreciate the extra help and enjoy your company as well, let’s hope that we have a lovely sunny day and that we can all get in the garden.


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