With so many of us stuck at home during lockdown and our holidays cancelled, our gardens have been a haven for stress relief, relaxation, and enjoyment. That is why this July, we are hosting a Lockdown Garden Giveaway!
Whether you have a garden, balcony, or just a window box, we want to know how your outdoor space has brought you joy during lockdown for the chance to WIN an amazing Autumn bulb bundle (worth £100)!
Here’s how to enter:
Send us a photo of your garden
Along with the photo, sum up in 1 sentence how your garden has helped you during lockdown
(Entrants can only send in one entry each)
What can I win?
One lucky winner will receive a selection of mixed spring-flowering
bulbs worth £100!
Where do I enter?
For a chance to win, simply send in your lockdown garden entry via these channels:
FACEBOOK – Post your entries on our page for a chance to win!
Send your entries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (email under 5mb) or you can share it with us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.
All entries must be sent in before midnight on July 31st 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Entrants agree that their names may or may not be published with their entry.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.
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.
Exclusively for our email subscribers, any orders placed between 9am Wednesday until 9am Saturday will be entered into our prize draw and one lucky winner will be picked at random to receive their order for FREE!
One lucky customer will be picked at random next week and the winner will receive a full refund for their order.
Terms and Conditions for our 2020 Subscriber Prize Draw include;
The prize draw competition will run from 9am on Wednesday 8th January 2020 until 9am on Saturday 11th of January 2020 and only orders placed within this time are eligible for entry
The winning order will be selected at random from all eligible entries
The lucky winner will receive a full refund for the winning order only, not for any other orders placed
The winner will be notified by email by the 15th of January 2020 and the refund will be processed within 5 working days of notification.
The refund can only be processed back to the original method of payment. Where payment was made by credit or debit card, it can only be refunded to the same card that was used for the original payment. Once processed, please allow up to 5 working days for your card issuer to clear the refund to your account.
We asked you to send in your #JParkersBulbs spring photos and you did not disappoint! We had an amazing turn out this year with people sending in their entries by email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who entered this year; we received so many amazing photos that narrowing them down to the final 10 was a real struggle.
So without further adieu, here are this year’s results…
1st Place Prize Winner
The top prize of a £100 J. Parker’s voucher went to this beautiful Crocus image from Isabelle C. sent to us via email.
Isabelle C – Crocus
2nd Place Prize Winners
We awarded 2 £50 J. Parker’s vouchers for our second place prize winners.
Nataliya H – Allium
One voucher went to this beautiful bee-friendly Allium photo from Nataliya H. sent to us via email.
Peter G – Daffodil
The second £50 voucher goes to this delightful daffodil shot sent in by Peter G. via email.
3rd Place Prize Winners
Our seven third prize winners each won a £25 J. Parker’s voucher and here are their beautiful entry images.