Summer rolls on and the harvests are coming in thick and fast. Although this year, we’ve had our worst pest problems EVER!
If it hasn’t been birds stripping the berry bushes, it’s been greenfly in the greenhouse, flea beetle on the brassicas and a mischievous mouse that has managed to demolish our sweetcorn! Still, for every crop we’ve lost, another has flourished. We’ve been picking peas, beans, courgettes, peppers, aubergines, kale, carrots, lettuce and have had plenty of cucumbers which I’m currently in the middle of pickling.
But we have some exciting news to share with our readers. The first ever BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair will be held in the picturesque grounds of Audley End House and Garden in Essex from 2-4 September and we have 3 PAIRS OF TICKETS to give away to our UK readers.
This exciting event offers garden inspiration and take-home ideas, plants to browse and buy, exclusive Plant Expert Tours of Audley End’s organic Kitchen Garden, shopping, and food and drink. Gardeners’ World presenters Adam Frost, Arit Anderson and Joe Swift, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team will be sharing practical plant tips and autumn growing advice at the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage and in entertaining talks in the spectacular Parterre gardens.
We’re offering three lucky gardeners a pair of standard adult tickets (worth £43) for entry into the event on Sunday 4th September. To enter, head over to Instagram and LIKE, FOLLOW and TAG A FRIEND in our competition post. The competition will close on 10th August and full T&Cs can be found here.
I don’t know if you’ve been affected by the Instagram algorithm issues that many people have been complaining of lately, we certainly have, and it’s meant that not many people have seen our post about the giveaway and we haven’t received as many entries as we have done previously when we’ve run competitions. But this is good news for you, dear reader, as it means that if you enter, the odds are very much in your favour! So, do hop over to Instagram and check it out!
In the meantime, happy gardening! 💚