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NOW CLOSED Do you have an unloved garden? Sign up here to transform it with B&Q and receive a £300 gift card

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Jun-13 16:51:52

As part of our partnership with B&Q, we're looking for 20 MNers who want to wave farewell to their unloved garden. Is it more of a jungle than a lawn? A patio that's seen better days? Or just a wizened window box?

Here is what B&Q say about their unloved gardens initiative: "This summer, we're launching a new initiative to help Britain say goodbye to its unloved rooms and gardens. Most homes have one - a spare room that's more of a cupboard, a tired and broken bathroom from a different era, even an overgrown garden that's become a jungle. With our vast range of home decoration products and simple expert advice, we want more people to see that making a big difference doesn't need to be difficult or expensive. Whether it's picking the right look, choosing the right products, at the right price or simply finding out how to make it happen, we're making sure you'll find it all under one roof at B&Q."

If you're selected to take part you'll:
- Be sent a £300 B&Q gift card to spend as you wish on materials to transform your unloved garden
- Need to be available to complete your garden revamp between 5-21 July (we appreciate that's not tonnes of time so please only sign up if you're up for the challenge!)
- Write feedback on how your revamp is going during that time on a thread on MN
- Need to send in photos to MNHQ of before, during and after the revamp

10 of the 20 participants may also need to film their revamp process on their smartphone (via an app we'll need you to download). Those MNers will receive an additional £25 B&Q gift card as a thank you for doing filming.

B&Q would also like participants to attend a You Can Do It class in store if possible - this would be free of charge but they're only available in certain stores. This isn't essential to taking part but please indicate on the sign up form (link below) which store you could get to if you would like to attend.

If you'd like to take part, please sign up here.

Any queries, please post them here.

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

Roma2013 Tue 09-Jul-13 19:55:46

Completion date s now 28 July I think

Roma2013 Tue 09-Jul-13 19:56:45

Mine came as a gift card, not a voucher

Does anyone know if the videos you upload need to be in chronological order?
Because I could shoot before footage of the garden tonight, but would rather shoot my introductory piece to camera tomorrow (when I've showered and don't look like a sweaty lump)

lissieloo Tue 09-Jul-13 21:29:42

Mine was a card too, I had to sign for it.

Dh and I are going shopping tomorrow. I'm rather excited, poor dh will be knackered when I'm done with him grin

OpheliaBumps Tue 09-Jul-13 21:59:41

Lissie haha your poor DH! Are you going to take a photo of all of your shopping before you start using it?

I'm hoping mine arrives tomorrow, I'm so impatient grin

lissieloo Wed 10-Jul-13 08:01:48

I am indeed. I have my list all ready!

Openyourheart Wed 10-Jul-13 11:07:40

Got the card. Yay! I've bought an incinerator to burn the twigs and dead branches, a sprinkler to water the veg that I will grow, and a nozzle for my hose. £70 gone. I'm thinking that mine is sounding very dull so far....

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Jul-13 12:38:32

The feedback thread is now live here, so you can continue discussions about your plans/progress there, and non-testers - feel free to get involved too smile

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