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We had a brilliant response to our October November Competitions, unfortunately there can only be one winner for each Zone, the lucky winners are:

In the Family Zone

John Stowe, Hampshire

In the School Zone

Fulbrook Middle School, Bedfordshire

both winners will receive:

Hogitat Hedgehog Home

The Hogitat Hedgehog House

A perfect winter retreat for your prickly garden friends

guide to Hedgehogs

Field Guide to Hedgehogs

and a pack of Hedgehog Food

Hedgehog Food

Well done to both of you and I hope that you soon have a Hedgehog making its home in your Hogitat

Look out for our next competitions in the New Year

Gill

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Hedgehogs are busy at the moment looking for a safe place to hibernate and eating plenty of food to build them up for the long winter months, if you love Hedgehogs why not have a go at our two free Gardening with Children Competitions, one in the Family Zone and one in the School Zone.

In both competitions you have a chance to win

Hogitat Hedgehog Home

The Hogitat Hedgehog House

A perfect winter retreat for your prickly garden friends

guide to Hedgehogs

Field Guide to Hedgehogs

and a pack of Hedgehog Food

Hedgehog Food

All you need to do in the School Zone Competition is to correctly identify which Trees the Seeds and Leaves pictured come from, in the Family Zone Competition you have to correctly identify the Fruit/Berries pictured, in each competition there is a list of options to help you.

Hurry, the closing date for both competitions is 30th November 2014

So what are you waiting for? Click on the above links to enter and find out more!

Good Luck

Gill

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If you have been reading my previous blogs you will know that I love Autumn especially getting out for a walk and collecting leaves, seeds, nuts and fruits I simply can’t resist it. The fruits such as Blackberries and Apples can be cooked to enjoy now in Pies and Crumbles or made into jams, chutneys and preserves to savour over the next few months, the seeds and nuts can be planted and will produce new flowers/wildflowers for your garden or a new generation of trees, all that remains are the stunning colourful leaves and the seed/nut cases.

You can have lots of fun with leaves and when you have finished they can be turned into valuable leaf mould for your garden, for lots of ideas for your wonderful leaves click here. This year the Beech has produced a bumper crop of seeds (which are often called Beechnuts or Beechmasts) and as I have quite a lot of the Beech seed cases I got thinking … they are very dry, hard and often spikey just like the prickles of a Hedgehog, so why not ….

Beech Seed Case Hedgehog

Make a Hedgehog from Beech Seed Cases

What you will need

  • Dry Beech Seed Cases
  • Potatoes
  • A Cocktail Stick
  • Sticky Tack or Glue
  • Conkers
  • Black felt tip pen

What you need to do

  1. Choose a potato preferably with a flat side (to stop it rolling around) this will be the bottom.
  2. Leave one end of the potato bare for the face then make holes with your cocktail stick in rows along the back and sides inserting beech seed cases by their stalks until you have covered your potato.
  3. Draw or stick on some eyes then add the conker nose securing it in place with Sticky Tack or Glue

If you have plenty of materials why not make a Hedgehog family and arrange them on a tray/lid with some of your leaves.

Hedgehogs are busy at the moment looking for a safe place to hibernate and eating plenty of food to build them up for the winter months, why not have a go at the new free Gardening with Children Family Competition or School Competition for a chance to win a Hogitat Hedgehog House, a Field guide to Hedgehogs and some Hedgehog Food for the Hedgehogs in your garden.

The Hogitat Hedgehog House

The Hogitat Hedgehog House – a perfect winter retreat for your prickly garden friends

Have fun

Gill

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In the Family Zone our August Competition was to ‘Send in a photograph of your favourite crop, which you have grown this year’, we had some lovely photographs sent in from lots of enthusiastic young gardeners, but the overall winner was Ben Hamilton from Dronfield, Derbyshire, ‘Well Done Ben’ we hope that you enjoy using you prizes of a Gardener’s Apprentice Digging Fork and Hand Fork, a Wooden Trug and a pair of Gardening Gloves.

Ben enjoying his delicious tomatoes

We loved the photograph showing Ben sat next to his prized tomato plant eating his delicious crop, he looks thrilled. Ben’s tomato plant is amazing and looks very healthy, it has obviously been well looked after, and there are lots more flowers and tomatoes to come.

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Have a go at our current competitions for a chance to win some great Wildlife prizes:

In the School Zone you could win a Hedgehog Kit which includes

a Hogitat Hedgehog House

The Hogitat Hedgehog House

a Hedgehog Guide

 Field Guide to Hedgehogs

a Hedgehog Snack Feeding Bowl

 Hedgehog Snack Feeding Bowl

and some Hedgehog Food

by completing the Hedgehog Wordsearch.

 

In the Family/Kids Zone you could win

a Mini Bug Bug Box

Mini Bug Bug Box

a Mini Bug Ladybird Tower

 Minibug Ladybird Tower

and a Minibeast Guide to help you to identify the bugs in your garden

 The Minibeast Guide

by completing our Who am I? Wildlife Quiz.

The closing date for both competitions is 31st October, 2012 so don’t delay enter today.

Good Luck

Gill

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Thank you to everyone that took part in our June/July 2012 Competitions on the theme of Butterflies, we were inundated with entries, which just goes to show how popular these stunning creatures are.

The Schools Competition was a Butterfly Wordsearch and was won by Blaengarw Primary School, Bridgend, South Wales whose correct entry was the first to be pulled out of the hat. Their prizes of a Solar Insect Theatre and a Butterfly and Moth Feeder are on their way, we hope that they will enjoy these great wildlife prizes.

Butterfly and Moth Feeder

Butterfly and Moth feeder

Solar Insect Theatre

Solar Insect Theatre

Butterfly/Bee Nectar Feeding Station

Butterfly/Bee Nectar Feeding Station

The Family Competition was to fill in the missing colours to complete the butterfly names and the winning entry was by Lily Boyd from Ipswich, well done Lily. We hope her prizes of a Solar Insect Theatre and a Butterfly/Bee Nectar Feeding Station attract lots of Insects and Butterflies to her garden.

 

Why not have a go at our new competitions:

In the School Zone you could win a Hedgehog Kit which includes a Hogitat Hedgehog House, a Hedgehog Guide, a Hedgehog Snack Feeding Bowl and some Hedgehog Food by completing the Hedgehog Wordsearch.

In the Family/Kids Zone you could win a Mini Bug Bug Box, a Mini Bug Ladybird Tower and a Minibeast Guide to help you to identify the bugs in your garden by completing our Who am I? Wildlife Quiz.

Good Luck

Gill

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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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