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Congratulations to our March/April Competition Winners the School Zone Competition was won by Bowes Hutchinson’s C of E Primary School, Barnard Castle, County Durham and the Family Zone Competition was won by Dominic Nelson from Bishops Stortford both winners received an Essentials Propagator and a selection of seed trays, flowers pots and labels, well done to both of you, I hope that you enjoy your prizes and that you use them to grow lots of flowers, fruit and vegetables.

As the weather warms up and the days get longer you may notice a lot more insects in your garden, but how much do you really know about them and do you know their names, in the New School Zone Competition have a go at our Insect Quiz for a chance to win your School

a Solar Insect Theatre (perfect for catching and watching insects)

Solar Insect Theatre

and a Minibeast Identification Guide (to help you to identify them).

The Minibeast Guide

For full details on how to enter, your entry form and those all important Quiz Questions click here.

There are many bugs living in our gardens to enter our New Family Zone Competition why not go on a bug hunt and tell us what bugs you find or take a photograph or draw a picture of one and send it in to us and you could win

a Ladybird and Insect Tower (a perfect home for Ladybirds and Insects)

 Ladybird and Insect Tower

and a Field guide to Ladybirds of the British Isles (to help you to identify your inhabitants).

Field Guide to Ladybirds

For full details on how to enter and your entry form click here.

The closing date for both Competitions is 31st July 2014.

Good Luck


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Thanks to everyone who took part in our competitions in March – we had literally piles of entries coming into the office which is great!

The lucky first family out of the hat were the Bromilows from Lancashire.  Congratulations your Mini Raised Bed Starter Kit and seeds  are on their way. 

The winning school was West Oaks School in Leeds.  Well done to all the children who took part.  A copy of the brilliant book Edible Gardens in Schools is on its way to you, along with a mini Raised Bed Triple Starter Kit and seeds.  We hope you all enjoy your prizes this spring!

Every month here are Gardening With Children, we give away lots of free gardening and wildlife goodies to schools and families, through our competitions. 

If you would like to enter the competition for April click here for schools and click here for families.  Good Luck!  

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As the days begin to shorten and the nights take on a cooler air it becomes an important time for animals such as hedgehogs, as they start to hunt out places to hibernate. So this months family competition has a slightly prickly theme!


See how much you know about these enchanting creatures by entering our Hedgehog Quiz. The closing date is 30 September 2010.

The first correct set of answers out of the hat will win the perfect home for a hedgehog – a Hogitat plus the laminated Field Guide to Hedgehogs and some Hedgehog Food which is perfectly designed to give hedgehogs a nutritious meal to see them into their winter hibernation.


So here are the questions

(1) Why are hedgehogs known as the gardeners friend?

(2) Name two ways that you can encourage hedgehogs into your garden

(3) Hedgehogs are mainly nocturnal – what does that mean?

(4) True or False: A hedgehog may travel 2 miles in a night?

(5) Give one reason why animals hibernate in winter

Send your answers by email to competitions@gardeningwithchildren.co.uk or fill out the form here and post to Gardening With Children, Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, Lancashire. PR3 3XJ.

Good Luck!

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Read the words below and then read the riddle.  Can you guess which words match up best with each part of the rhyme.  Send your answers to charlotte@gardeningwithchildren.co.uk  by 23rd August 2009.  The first correct set of answers out of the hat will win a hogitat hedgehog house.

Mountain Hare
Song Thrush
Swan Mussel
Common Blenny

(1) I’m a prickly chap and I eat worms from the ground
(2) I’m called Bufo and I hop around
(3) Eating snails at my anvil is a favourite dish
(4) I must have clean water, I’m just that kind of fish
(5) I change colour in the winter snow
(6) There’s some special magic that makes some worms glow
(7) You’ll find me in a rock pool at the sea shore
(8) I hide in a shell on the river floor
(9) I have my young on rocks close to the sea
(10) My home is my dray high up in a tree

Good Luck !!

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