It was five years ago today that I started writing this blog. I'd decided, after having just taken on an allotment, that it would be a good idea to have a sort of online diary, somewhere that I could jot down dates of sowings and harvests as well as recording the progress I was making on the plot.
Five years on and I've moved to a new allotment site and taken on a new plot. The blog remains as useful now as it was then for documenting what's happening at both the allotment and in the garden.
In the five years I've been writing the blog I've made many friends. It's great to connect with like minded people who share the same hobbies as I do as not many of my friends in real life enjoy gardening, so I'd like to thank everyone who stops by to read my ramblings, especially those who leave comments as it really is nice to have that interaction with people who have a similar hobby.
As has now become tradition on my blog anniversaries, I'm having a little giveaway. I'm hoping to be harvesting lots of fruit from my new plot and if all goes to plan, I shall be busy preserving some so that it doesn't go to waste. I thought for this giveaway, I would offer a preserving kit as well as a few extras which any gardener would find useful.
The preserving kit contains a 64 page book, tags, self-adhesive labels, ribbons, elastic bands, templates and decorative cloth lid covers.
I'm also including some twine, some little envelopes in which to store saved seed with room to write in all the particulars and some plant labels with a pencil, though I would advise you to use something a little more permanent than a pencil to write on them, I once made the mistake of using pencil and I ended up not knowing what was what after the writing rubbed off.
If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post by twelve noon on Sunday the 13th of April 2014. A name will be drawn at random from all the entries.
Thank you, once again, to everyone who stops by. It really does make this blogging lark more enjoyable when you're actually connecting with people. It wouldn't be half as much fun without you all here along the way.
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