Spring Photo Competition 2021

Our annual Spring Photography Competition is back for 2021 with another chance to win up to £100 worth of J Parker’s vouchers. So this spring, get out in the garden and take some stunning floral snapshots.

How to enter:

For a chance to win, simply send us your J. Parker’s spring-flowering photos. The competition will only run until 28th March 2021, however there’s plenty of time to snap those pretty spring-flowering bulbs!

FACEBOOK – Like our Facebook page and share your image to our page with the caption ‘Spring Competition entry’.

TWITTER – Follow us at @JParkersBulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #springcompetition

INSTAGRAM – Follow us at @jparkersbulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #springcompetition

EMAIL – Email us at competition@jparkers.co.uk (Entries must be under 5mb – please include your name and postcode)

What you can win:

This year, we have 10 amazing prizes up for grabs:

1st Place – 1 winner of x Win £100 voucher for J Parkers
2nd Place – 1 winners of x Win £75 voucher for J Parkers
3rd Place – 1 winners of x Win £50 voucher for J Parkers
Runners up – 7 winners of x Win £25 voucher for J Parkers

Competition closes 28th March 2021.

Want some spring competition tips?

Here are a few photo theme recommendations from us to help you bag one of our prizes:

  • Pollinator-themed photos
  • Glorious flower close ups
  • Flower combinations

Good luck and happy snapping!

Terms and conditions:

  • All entries which meet the criteria outlined below will be considered for the prize of up to £100 worth of J. Parker’s vouchers, plus an additional 2nd place (£75 prize), 3rd place (£50 prize) and 7 prizes of £25.
  • All entries using photographs must be original images, taken/produced by the entrant.
  • Entrants agree that their names may or may not be published with their entry.
  • Ten winners will receive vouchers to spend on any products currently offered by J. Parker’s. This cannot be exchanged for cash and there is no substitution for this prize.
  • All varieties of spring bulb will be considered, but only those purchased from J. Parker’s will qualify for the competition prizes.
  • Send your entries by email to competition@jparkers.co.uk (email under 5mb) or you can share it with us on our social media pages.
  • All entries will be considered, and you can enter as many times as you wish. Competition closes 28th March 2021. Winners will be notified by email before the 1st April 2021.

Check out our 2020 Spring Competition winners

Delicious Potato Gratin Recipe

Potato gratin is a perfectly creamy and delectable way to spruce up your average potato. It’s also much easier than you think and is bound to become a new favourite in your household.

Servings: Family of 4-6 people

Time: 20 minutes prep and 45 minutes cooking


You will need:

  • Large saucepan
  • Ladle
  • Ovenproof dish

Ingredients:

  • 500ml double cream
  • 500ml milk
  • 8 large potatoes
  • 100g grated cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat

    Pre-heat the oven to 190c/fan 170c/gas mark 5

  2. Peel potatoes

    Peel and thinly slice potatoes with a mandolin or sharp knife. Set aside once finished.

  3. Add other ingredients

    Combine 500ml of double cream and 500ml of milk into a large saucepan. Season with salt and pepper and heat on low until the mixture reaches a low simmer.

  4. Layer potatoes

    In an ovenproof dish, spread a layer of potatoes. Ladle over a portion of your cream mixture and sprinkle with a handful of cheese.

  5. Repeat

    Repeat for the second and third layer until you run out of mixture.

  6. Bake

    Scatter your remaining cheese on top and bake for 45 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and potatoes are nice and browned.


Tips

  • What can you add to this recipe?

Growing your own potatoes was the hard part, if you want to add a little flair to your food try infusing your cream and milk mixture with cloves of garlic and fresh herbs. Just add them to the mixture and discard once they’ve reached a simmer. This will bring a completely new flavour to your dish and show the versatility of homegrown herbs.

  • How long can you store this dish?

Portion and store potato gratin leftovers in a sealed container which can be frozen for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively, you can also store them in the dish they were baked in but ensure to cover tightly with aluminium foil. Heat through thoroughly in the oven before eating.

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