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Black Gold compost

Win Black Gold soil improver

This competition closed on Thursday, 8 December 2016 at 11:55 AM

Most soils, whether sticky clay, sandy or loamy, will benefit from the addition of a soil improver or mulch to improve the structure and fertility.

Organic and peat-free, Black Gold compost from Compost Direct does just this. The compost is a high quality blend of soil improver and composted manure, that on all soils will add nutrients back in and improve the structure. On heavy, clay soils Black Gold will reduce compaction and aid drainage, while on thin, sandy soils it’ll increase nutrient and moisture retention. Simply dig into beds, borders and veg patches from late autumn to spring.

We have five prizes available to win, each comprising one 900 litre bulk bag of Black Gold compost, worth £78.95. 

For more information on Black Gold compost, plus a range of other composts, topsoils, mulches and more, visit

Prize details

  • We have five prizes available to win. Each prize comprises one 900 litre bulk bag of Black Gold compost, worth £78.95, from Compost Direct
  • Please note: the prizes will be delivered by crane or pallet courier depending on postcode
  • The closing date of the competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 8 December, 2016
  • Winners will be notified and prizes sent out after this date

The closing date for this competition is 11:55 am, Thursday 8 December, 2016. Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only.

Please read our competition rules below before you enter.


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Winner announced

and the prize goes to…

  • Bernard Douglas of Lancashire


  • Giuseppa Domingo of london


  • Nigel Pinfield of Staffordshire


  • Wendy Becker of Surrey


  • Greig spencer of leicestershire


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Terms & Conditions

Competition rules

1.       The promoter is Immediate Media Company London Limited, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London, W6 7BT.

2.       The BBC Code of Conduct for competitions can be found at and all BBC magazines and their associated websites comply with the Code.

3.       The promotion is open to all residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands, aged 18 years or older, except the Promoter’s employees or contractors and anyone connected with the promotion or their direct family members.

4.       The closing date for entries is noon on the date stated above.

5.       Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered.

6.       Only electronic form entries used within the competition section will be accepted. This does not include emails.

7.       By entering the promotion, the participants agree:

o    to be bound by these terms and conditions; and

o    that their surname and county of residence may be released if they win a prize.

8.       Entrants must supply to Immediate Media Company Limited their full name, email address and daytime telephone number. The Promoter will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with the Immediate Privacy Policy

9.       Only one entry will be permitted per person, regardless of method of entry. Bulk entries made by third parties will not be permitted.

10.    The winning entrant(s) will be the first correct entry/entries drawn at random from all the correct entries after the closing date.

11.    The Promoter’s decision as to the winner is final and no correspondence relating to the promotion will be entered.

12.    The winner(s) will be notified within 28 days of the close of the promotion by email.

13.    If the winner is unable to be contacted within 60 days of the promotion’s closing date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner up, or to re-offer the prize in any future promotion.

14.    There is no cash alternative and the prize will not be transferable.

15.    Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.

16.    The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of the same or greater value.

17.    The name and county of residence of the winner(s) will be available online at within two months of the closing date of the promotion.

18.    The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend the promotion at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

19.    The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for lost, delayed or fraudulent entries.

20.    The Promoter excludes liability to the full extent permitted by law for any loss, damage or injury occurring to the participant arising from his or her entry into the promotion or occurring to the winner(s) arising from his or her acceptance of a prize.

21.    The promotion is subject to the laws of England.