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Win £250 to spend on your garden with Homebase

Anne Marie Powell

Spring has sprung, and if the weather has got you wondering how to transform your garden without losing every weekend to it, Homebase has the answer. Garden designer Ann-Marie Powell's 10-week #GardenGoals challenge breaks gardening down into manageable chunks. Get green-fingered in bursts and attain your #GardenGoals sooner than you thought possible. Join in the fun here.

Before you start reaching for the trowel, here are some useful tips on how to make your dream garden a reality. Simply pick one of these five #GardenGoals, read Anne Marie's sage advice on how to achieve it, and crack on. You'll be inviting mates round to admire your begonias before you can say “peat-rich compost”.

Add colour

Make a statement by bringing bold splashes of colour to your patio, lawn, or border.

Create a patio

Whether it's a space for outdoor eating or a shady area to relax in, here's how to create your dream patio garden.


Transform your garden into the perfect entertaining space for informal barbeques or elegant summer parties.

Edible garden

Feed your friends and family this summer, and create a garden that's as good to look at as it is to eat.


Help Britain's wildlife by turning your garden into a haven for birds, bugs, hedgehogs, and bees.

Get involved with #GardenGoals

The only disadvantage to peering over one's garden fence is that you can only see what your immediate neighbour is up to (horticulturally speaking, naturally). Thank heavens for the internet! Document your progress, and see how other Mumsnetters' gardens are looking by instagramming your way to garden glory with the hashtag #GardenGoals – and do tag @mumsnet to be in with a chance of being featured on our Instagram page.

Competition closes 3rd June 2017