They sow. You grow.
Have you ever wanted to grow your own garden but don’t know where to start, or don’t think you have the green fingers necessary to keep a garden alive?
Rocket Gardens is a farm based west Cornwall company who take all the hard work out of growing a garden – they grow the organic seedlings from Soil Association approved seed suppliers, looking after them while they are young and vulnerable, then they package everything up into boxes and deliver straight to your door.
All you have to do is pick what garden you’d like to grow, put the plants in the ground and take care of them!
Rocket Gardens has been on the go now since 2005, and they know their stuff – between them all they have over 70 years’ worth of gardening experience.
They passionately believe that everyone can get growing – no matter whatever their lifestyle, wherever they live or how old they are.
Their range of gardens has been designed to suit spaces of every style, shape and size. Whether you’ve got a few window boxes or an entire allotment, you’ll find a Rocket Garden that’s just right.
Earlier on this year Rocket Gardens kindly sent me one of their large fruit gardens. Perfect timing, I thought, since builders moved in to our property in mid-January and completely decimated the garden I had – my decades-old rhubarb plants, gone – all my black currant bushes, gone, my gooseberry bush that had finally, after years of growing, produced seven gorgeous fruits last year – gone. It’s all gone.
The large fruit garden I received contained a fantastic collection of soft fruit bushes, canes and plants including: 1 x blackberry, 2 x raspberries, 2 x redcurrants, 2 x blackcurrants, 1 x gooseberry, 1 x tayberry, 12 x strawberry seedlings and 2 x rhubarb crowns. Perfect to replace my old garden.
They arrived in plain cardboard packaging in hay to protect them from damage during travel. Admittedly, the majority of the plants looked like dead sticks. They’re supposed to look like that. They arrived in a dormant state. Since I didn’t have a garden at the time I potted them all up in grow bags and large plant pots and placed them in a sheltered but sunny location.
It’s been a few months now (and I still don’t have a garden! Two weeks’ work, we were told back in January, two weeks the builders were supposed to be here. It’s September now and they still aren’t finished…) and the strawberries and the blackcurrants have fruited! I’m seriously impressed with my garden, although they are still in plant pots in a concrete jungle.
Soon (fingers crossed) I will be able to get my plants into the earth, and next year I am expecting a beautiful bountiful harvest. I will update you all with recipes when it happens!
In the meantime, Rocket Gardens has kindly offered the chance for one of my UK readers to win one of their Instant Compact Herb Gardens RRP £24.99
This garden requires approximately 1.5m2 and can be grown on the balcony, in window boxes, on the patio or even on the kitchen window sill.
The Instant Compact Herb Garden contains 8 pots of growing herbs: Rosemary, Basil, Sage, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Chives & Marjoram.
Please note that the contents of this garden may vary slightly depending upon the season.
They deliver these gardens from late April until Oct 31.
Rocket Gardens have offered my readers the opportunity to win an Instant Compact Herb Garden RRP £24.99
HOW TO ENTER
For your chance to win an Instant Compact Herb Garden from Rocket Gardens RRP £24.99 enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Come back and tweet about the giveaway every day for more chances to win!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
This giveaway is open to UK entries only. Entrants must be age 18 or over. The winner will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted; failure to do this may result in another winner being selected.
The prize is offered and provided by Rocket Gardens. The prize is to win an Instant Compact Herb Garden RRP £24.99. There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.
There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter this giveaway. The promoter (Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary) reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.
Entry into our giveaways will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
If you need some help using Rafflecopter, here’s a quick clip to show you how. Rafflecopter will pick the winner at random from all the entries received. I will be verifying entries and any automated entries or those who have claimed they have made the mandatory blog post comment and really haven’t will be disqualified. It’s mandatory!
Closing date is midnight on Monday 28 September 2015 (GMT) and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards.
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Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary was sent a large fruit garden from Rocket Gardens for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are our own, although the photographs are from Rocket Gardens (my potted concrete jungle garden isn’t photogenic!). This is not a paid post.