Celebrate the New Year in style with our January giveaway. This month we’re giving 3 keen gardeners the chance to win a £50 e-voucher to spend on our J. Parker’s site. Here’s how you avid growers can get your hands on free plants!
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re getting in the holiday spirit at Parkers, so this December we’re back with another competition. To give something back to our loyal customers, we want to treat 3 lucky people to a special gift. For our Christmas Wishlist Giveaway, we want you to send us 5 items on your J. Parker’s wish list, and 3 lucky winners will win their wish list items!
What you need to do:
Pick out your favourite 5items on the J.Parkers retail site.
On social or via email, write in and tell us your 5 wish list items.
On Dec 21st, 3 winners will be picked at random and contacted to receive their wish list items.
What can you win?
3 lucky winners will be chosen at random, and will receive the 5 items from their Parker’s wish list.
How to enter:
You can send your wish lists to us by December 21st via:
As November comes to an end, so does our monthly competition! We would like to thank all of the entrants for joining in and helping make this year’s Autumn Wreath Challenge a success. So now, it’s time to announce our winner.
All through November, we asked you to create and make your own autumnal-themed wreaths. From berries, feathers and flowers, we received so many unique and amazing entries! Now, without further a due, our autumn wreath and £100 mystery plant prize winner is….
“I’m finding It’s easy to get dragged down by all the miserable news at the moment so I seen your wreath competition and thought it was a great way to get out into my garden and clear my head. So I spent a lovely quiet morning surrounded by my cookie hens, gathering bits and bobs of autumnal colour from my garden and it was lovely to find a bit of solace .”
Nicola A. – Autumn Wreath Winner
Thank you all for entering, here are more of our favourite autumn wreath challenge entries:
With leaves turning, autumn flowers blooming and fruit ready for harvest, there’s so much to love about autumn, and why not show us how much you love autumn by making a wreath!
This November we’re throwing an Autumn Wreath Challenge! Hunt around the garden for berries/shrubbery or pinecones to create your very own autumn wreath. Send us your photos and you could be in for the chance of winning £100’s worth of mystery plants!
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
Send us a photo of your beautiful autumn wreaths on social or via email.
On Dec 1st, one winner will be selected and WIN our £100 mystery selection of plants & bulbs!
HOW TO ENTER
You can show us your wreaths via our social media channels:
October is coming to an end and now it’s time to announce the winners of our Big Pumpkin Hunt. We sent you all scouring across our website to find our first set of 5 hidden Halloween pumpkins, and we had so many eagle-eyed customers managed that managed to spot them! So, we set a harder challenge of locating 10 NEW pumpkins around the site, and now we have our winners for both rounds.
Before we announce the winner’s, we’d like to thank all of our customers who got involved with this competition. We had so many entries, but here are the customers who spotted our pumpkins first:
Our 1st winner was…
Kira.P. – Kira won our amazing £100 voucher prize to spend in our online shop.
Our 2nd Winner is…
Diana (a.k.a Good Life Garden) – Diana is the winner of our HUGE £150 J.Parker’s voucher.
With summer in full swing, now is the prime time to see bees, butterflies and other little pollinators enjoying the summer flowers. So this August, get out your cameras as we’re throwing a Wildlife Garden Competition!
What can I win?
Just sit back in the garden and snap photos of your garden visitors, and one lucky winner will WIN A WILDLIFE FLOWER BULB BUNDLE (WORTH £50)!
Here’s how to enter:
Send us your best wildlife garden photos (entrants can send in multiple entries).
How do I enter?
To enter our Wildlife Garden Competition, send your photos in via our social media channels:
FACEBOOK – Post your entries on our page for a chance to win!
Send your entries by email to email@example.com (email under 5mb) or you can share it with us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.
All Wildlife Garden Competition entries must be sent in before midnight on Aug 30th 2020.
All entries using photographs must be original images, taken/produced by the entrant. You must own all rights to the image and in entering the competition you agree to allow us to use your image in further promotions, on social media or in print.
Entrants agree that their names may or may not be published with their entry. No other details will be shared with any third parties.
The winning entry will be judged on both the quality of the image and their written text. The Judge’s decision is final.
The summer garden wouldn’t be complete without some beautiful containers. Whatever style you prefer, we’ve done the hard work for you, selecting a range of different flowers and colours to suit any garden.
Are you a
part of a local community garden? If so, we want to donate!
Whether it’s a tiny wildlife garden, fruit and vegetable plot on a housing estate, or a school garden, tell us how your community garden benefits your local area and we’ll choose three gardens to donate a selection of bulbs/plants to. The prizes will consist of a specially selected range of J.Parker’s plants and bulbs that we will hand pick to compliment your community garden’s theme.
WHAT CAN I WIN?
There will be 3 prizes for our top 3 favourite community gardens.
Prize – £100 worth of bulbs
Prize – £50 worth of bulbs
Prize – £30 worth of bulbs
this question (in 250 words or less):
your garden benefit the local community and how would a donation help it thrive?
Send us in your entries by MARCH 2ND 2020
Enter via email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org (please keep your entries under 5mb to ensure we receive them)
We will view all entries and any which meet the criteria outlined below will be considered for the prize of a donation of J. Parker’s products to go towards the local projects.
Three winning entries will receive a donation of bulbs or plants from J. Parker’s for use in their community project.
Entries should be under 250 words. Images can be used so long as your entry email is less than 5mb in size.
Send your entries by email to email@example.com (please keep your entries under 5mb to ensure we receive them) or entry via social media.
Entrants agree that their names and stories may be published publicly with their entry. No other details will be shared with any third parties.
Entrants agree that, should they be successful, their story and their project may be used in future for coverage on our blog and social channels.
All entries using photographs or drawings must be original images, taken/produced by the entrant. You must own all rights to the image and in entering the competition you agree to allow us to use your image in further promotions, on our blog, on social media or in print.
The following criteria will be used to judge entries;
How the idea will benefit local communities and environments.
The originality of the idea and anything that sets it apart from other entrants.
The winners will receive a donation of J. Parker’s products with a value of up to £100 subject to available stock. This will be made up of products of our choosing based on the project described in the entry, cannot be exchanged for cash and there is no substitution for this prize. This donation of products can only be used for the purpose outlined in your entry.
All entries will be considered. Competition closes 2nd March 2020.
Winners will be notified by email before the 11th March 2020.
Spring is usually the most popular time for planting out summer flowering bulbs. However! February is a great time to begin planting some of the hardier varieties, or for putting them out into pots and containers for a fabulous display. Generally, bulbs prefer a light, well-draining soil – so try to avoid wet and heavy soils. But don’t worry if your garden soil isn’t well-drained, as all the bulbs below are suitable for pots and containers.
Lily bulbs can be planted any time from autumn to spring in a sunny spot, in rich well-drained soil, around 15-20cm deep. If your soil is heavy, wet or badly drained then you could plant in pots or containers for a lovely patio display.
This bright and attractive mixture will produce upright flowers that will add a splash of colour to your garden in the summer. This selection is perfect for exotic-looking pots, containers and borders.
Eucomis bulbs are usually planted in spring, however February is not too early to plant them into pots and containers. If planted in well-drained soil the bulbs should be hardy to around -6 °C . Plant the bulbs 15cm deep in pots for a summer display, or out in the border once actively growing – but only after the last frosts.
Liatris are tough herbaceous perennials originating from North America, and are great for attracting wildlife such as bees and butterflies. They produce large blooms which eventually form a clump and can be later divided in spring. Plant in light, well-draining soil around 5cm deep.