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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

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AmazingBouncingFerret Wed 26-Jun-13 16:53:38

Crap i'm on holiday sad

cantspel Wed 26-Jun-13 17:44:52

Does this include front gardens?

wannabedomesticgoddess Wed 26-Jun-13 19:50:41

Done. I realise my ideas sound very boring.

Hoping the session thingy would give inspiration.

LegoAcupuncture Wed 26-Jun-13 20:07:10

Oooo done! Would love this!

MildlyMiserable Wed 26-Jun-13 20:45:56

My garden could do with a revamp, when my DF mowed the lawn this weekend he also mowed away the majority of the plants bordering it!

Missymjf Wed 26-Jun-13 21:09:11

Done would love to get involved in this x

ouryve Wed 26-Jun-13 21:11:42

Hah! Our garden's still a building site from when we had the garage built 2 years ago. I don't think 3 weeks will quite cover this one! (And I still haven't physically recovered form decorating the boys' room at lightning speed!)

Openyourheart Wed 26-Jun-13 21:16:06

Done. I'd love to tackle the mess of a corner that I have.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Wed 26-Jun-13 21:41:04

Done! My garden is sad and barren.

threesypeesy Wed 26-Jun-13 22:00:26

Done! Would love this family project to kick off the summer holidays and leave us plenty of time to enjoy it if lucky enough

candyflosscloud Wed 26-Jun-13 22:08:48

Done. Hope I am lucky enough to take part. I really want to revamp the garden that I have just been given (not long moved) and especially as the fence blew down a month ago! D:

TerraNotSoFirma Wed 26-Jun-13 22:14:16


BlackeyedSusan Wed 26-Jun-13 22:29:56

a bit bloody tough if you do not own a smart phone.

Dysgu Wed 26-Jun-13 22:41:51

BlackeyedSusan I read it that you only need a smartphone if you agree to video. I don't own one and really really have everything crossed to win this one!

Mumsnet DP does have a smartphone if it is a necessity to being chosen - I don't know what it is apart from the fact it has an apple on the back!

Please choose us - we are sooooooo in need of getting our garden sorted - and it is only a small space so £300 would really go a long way and would make such a difference.

UserError Wed 26-Jun-13 23:00:49

Sent! Sorry for my wall of text, I hope you take my rambling as proof of enthusiasm and not proof that I need a straitjacket.

Babycarmen Thu 27-Jun-13 11:50:07

This would be perfect for us! FX!

Tee2072 Thu 27-Jun-13 15:07:12

Damn. I'll be on holiday. I am also in a rented house.

ldt87 Thu 27-Jun-13 15:07:43

Ooh just entered this. Fingers crossed, I'd be so excited to sort my garden out, it's very much in need of a complete overhaul.

Madondogs Thu 27-Jun-13 15:11:04

Done! Want this SO much, my garden is in desperate need of a loving touchgrin

WibbleBoy Thu 27-Jun-13 15:15:19

I've been meaning to sort out our bombsite garden for ages now. It's in dire need of a path, fence and some steps, and some weeding, and a tidy up... and possibly some furniture; though I did actually manage to get a gate up last year. This would be a definite incentive ;)

Forgetfulmog Thu 27-Jun-13 15:25:08

Ooh I would love to win this! I cant sit out in my garden atm as its just a bit of a state & full of cat poo. We really need to re-turf & get some new furniture & this would really help us to do that.

PeteCampbellsRecedingHairline Thu 27-Jun-13 15:35:12

I've done it.

My garden is an embarrassment.sad

MummyBtothree Thu 27-Jun-13 16:12:56

OMG so hope I am chosen, we would be sooooooo over the moon!!

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 27-Jun-13 16:16:24

Done! Fingers crossed!!

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