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Gardening Giveaway! Do you dream of being greenfingered, but aren’t sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck, because we’re giving away ten copies of Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide from Need2Know Books! The guide provides lots of useful, practical information on getting started including how to choose the right flowers and shrubs for your soil, how to get started creating a vegetable garden and maintaining it once it’s established. It’s written by Angela Youngman, a gardening journalist who certainly knows a thing or two about horticulture – she grows enough fruit and vegetables to feed her family, and she’s written for a number of magazines including Grow It Yourself and Garden International. The book is written in plain English, using common plant names rather than the Latin versions and even includes a gardener’s dictionary. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: Who wrote Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide? Send your answer (along with your name, address and daytime contact number) on a postcard marked ‘Gardening Guide’ to the address on page five – or you can email your answer to The competition ends 20th July, so don’t delay! To find out more about the guide, and any of the other books at Need2Know Books, visit

Link Loves! Aside from the fact that the little squirrel hiding in the base of this plant pot is impossibly cute, it’s really useful, too. The base acts as a built-in water reservoir to feed your plant, so when the water level goes down so does the squirrel. It’s available in brown and green, or brown and pink for £19.99 from Firebox – visit


Your Local Link Magazine July 2012  
Your Local Link Magazine July 2012