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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 12:26

Check out the offers garden gear and plants from Lidl - there are potted fruit trees from the 5th March and lots of tools

Ginagibbs glad you got your ploy tunnel - will have to check out Youtube Carol Klein's videos

Bunka good there is free horse manure near you always nice to get that something gardeners like - can't remember who but someone is from Surrey area on here

Garden News seeds

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:47

JIMMMY you should this year being the year of the sunflower have a try 

Lunaria dame about the mags for your OH, really nice the last bit you wrote

Seed sowing weekend for me I will have to see what I want to grow 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 18:20

Fruitcake went around an open garden and saw some chickens will add a picture sometime they looked so cute

I need to cut the raspberry canes down here

I not eaten aubergines, I like plain food not sure I would try them

Your artichoke will have nice flowers so I have heard

Garden News seeds

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 18:06

Glad you got a reply

I do understand the need for something extra so they can get there shelf space as so many other gardening mags offer lots of seeds, I suggested a different pack of seeds so the supermarkets get exclusive deals still,  for subscribers on the time that they have two packs for the non subscribers

I do enjoy having my weekly mag and free seeds are a bonus and I will try to sow as many seeds as I can from this years and last years free seeds

Garden News seeds

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 17:31

I did question them and said please reply this is what I wrote

I see that in shops there were two packs of free seeds (sunflowers) with this weeks mag, I feel that this is not fair on subscribers only having the one pack of free seeds.    Why do we miss out on them?  why do we miss out on the best deal when we are loyal customers?

Lunaria email again ask for a reply


Posted: 25/02/2015 at 16:54

Hello all

Yesterday went to an open garden NGS near Winchester lots of nice crocus out, hellebores aconites, snowdrops and lots more,  they were selling plants so got a nice lot for the garden nice to look around gardens,  they had some really pretty chickens    

Garden News seeds

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 16:07

This is the reply I got

Thank you for your email.

The situation you raise with our free seeds is not one that I’m particularly happy about either. We don’t want any of our readers to be disappointed, so would much prefer it if every single reader received exactly the same free gifts. However I’m afraid the strategy is a commercial decision that is all to do with our listings in supermarkets. Like many other products, the bulk of our sales come from supermarkets these days, as opposed to independent newsagents in the past, and being ‘delisted’ from a supermarket’s shelves would soon lead to our demise. In order to help keep Garden News in each supermarket’s range they demand ‘exclusive’ promotions and that’s why on some weeks, supermarket issues carry extra seeds.

As I said, it’s not ideal and certainly not our choice, so I can quite understand why you feel short-changed, although that said, subscribers on our ‘£1 an issue’ deal do get the benefit of a subscription that is very nearly half price compared to buying it in the shops.

Thank you for getting in touch and please accept my apologies for your disappointment. We do appreciate all feedback, good and bad, and will continue raising concerns about the free seeds with our publishers, as I already do.

 Kind regards,


This is another reply from my reply 


We do agree, and I have sent on your email to our marketing team as an example of the feedback we get about supermarkets getting more seeds! It really is pressure from the supermarkets, who want us to provide something ‘exclusive’ to win their shelf space in stores. Otherwise, they will give it to a competing gardening magazine, so we have keep up unfortunately!


It’s definitely something we’re looking into for this year though, and hopefully we can work something out.


Garden News seeds

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 18:19

Perki  - what a cheek again lets all email and complain, I will be  

email :

I have gone for the offer from Sarah Raven on page 14 with the sunflower seeds


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 18:26

Lesley I bring bags of compost in and sow seeds inside when early in the year

I have just ordered sunflower collection from Sarah raven for just p+p of 2.50 from offer in Garden news mag and got free sunflower seeds this week with mag too

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