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#SummerGarden Competition: Win Lavender plants for your garden

Now that summer has finally arrived, we wanted to celebrate by giving you the chance to win some of our fantastic Lavender hedging plants to add a burst of fragrance and colour to your garden. The flowers are blooming proudly on the nursery and the sunny weather is making us feel generous so enter our #SummerGarden giveaway before it’s too late! Three lucky winners will receive a selection of Lavender plants that are perfect to plant in patio pots or to brighten up beds and borders.

HD Lavender Competition

1st Prize – 4 Lavender pots
2nd Prize – 3 Lavender pots

3rd Prize – 2 Lavender pots

 Lavender is a diverse hedging plant that can be used to not only add a Mediterranean twist to your garden but the aromatic flowers and foliage can also be used to create summery cocktails and floral recipes, so for your chance to win your very own Lavender plants and get experimenting, visit the Hedges Direct Facebook page and click on the #SummerGarden tab to enter your details.

We’ll be sending the prizes out before the end of June to make sure our lucky winners get the most out of their Lavender this summer. You can also get involved in our celebrations by sharing photos of your own summer haven, using the hashtag #SummerGarden. Entries for the competition must be received by 5pm on Sunday 21st June and the winner’s will be announced on Monday 22nd June. Good luck!

Hedges Direct and Love your Garden

ove your garden with alan titchmarsh

The wonderful Alan Titchmarsh, the nation’s favourite garden makeover expert, is coming back to our screens this summer with a brand new series of ITV’s Love Your Garden. Love your Garden is now coming up to its fifth season and in the last four years we’ve seen Alan, along with his experienced team, David Domoney, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and a selection of talented landscapers, design and build top-quality (not bish bash bosh like some other garden makeover programmes), beautiful gardens for people who may have experienced tough times or who play a huge part in their local communities – people who deserve their dream garden. The Love your Garden cast work together to transform spaces of all shapes and sizes and overcome challenges, all whilst providing the viewers at home with top garden tips.

You may think you’ll be busy taking notes for your own garden makeover but you’ll also need some tissues at the ready as each episode never fails to tug at your heartstrings. There’s always a tear jerking section of Love your Garden which involves Alan taking some time to discuss with the garden owner what a new garden will mean to them. As hedging suppliers, we realise that gardens can sometimes be sentimental and link to our emotions – they stimulate our senses in many ways and their very existence is good for our overall well-being.
Love your Garden team
In 2013, Hedges Direct became involved with this Alan Titchmarsh show, supplying a rather large quantity of mature Cherry Laurel hedging to plant in a garden in the Midlands.

Then again, during the Love your Garden 2014 series, we were asked to supply more hedging for the show, which included:

English lavender hedging

Everything we contributed towards Love your Garden was supplied completely free of charge. We are proud to be associated with such a heart-warming programme, and over the moon to see Alan Titchmarsh planting our stock.

We hope all the 2013 and 2014 gardens are doing well with our hedging plants as integral elements of the designs and we’re now looking forward to the new series this summer. To take part in the programme, or nominate someone that you think deserves an Alan Titchmarsh garden makeover, find the Love Your Garden application here.

Amazing Gardening Competition!

To celebrate the start of what we’re hoping will be a glorious summer, we’re launching a huge competition!

To be in with a chance of winning this Gardening Prize worth over £140 simply fill in the blank:

 

“My proudest gardening moment was . . . . . . . . .”

Win over £140 worth of gardening goodies!

Win over £140 worth of gardening goodies!

 

Head over to our Facebook page to enter. Don’t forget to LIKE our page for your entry to be counted!

Good Luck!