It’s that time of year GardenTaggers! The plants are fading, Autumn colours are blooming and everything’s turning a little… spooky! It must be Halloween!
This Halloween, we want to see the best homegrown, the spookiest and the craftiest pumpkins out there! Share them on GardenTags and you could be in with a chance to win a spooktacular prize! To find out how to enter and what prizes you could win, keep reading GardenTaggers. *Terms apply.
How do I enter?
Enter your pumpkin into one of the categories below before midnight on 30th October 2016, you do this by uploading a photo of it to GardenTags and adding #GTHalloween and the category you are entering e.g. #craftiest, #homegrown or #spookiest in the comments field (more details on the categories below). On Halloween 31st October, Michael Perry will choose three entries from each category to put to the GardenTag member vote. Our members will vote by adding a ‘Like’ to the entry they like the best. The entry that receives the most Likes in each category will win*! Keep a look out on GardenTags on 31st October as @ukgardentags will be posting the three entries per category.
Now for the categories!
This category is most definitely a treat – we’ve teamed up with Plantagogo! If you’re looking to carve your pumpkins a little differently this year, why not try an artistic theme! It’s time to get crafty and show us your artistic carving talents. Be as arty and creative as you can – it’s all about having fun! Upload your craftiest pumpkins onto the GT app with the hashtag #GThalloween and #craftiest and you’ll be in with a chance to win.
Vicky and Richard are specialists growers, breeders & National Collection Holders of Heuchera, Heucherella & Tiarella. 8 x Chelsea Gold Medalists. The winner of the ‘craftiest’ category will receive THREE of their stunning Heucheras!
Heuchera ‘Phoebes Blush’ is named after Plantagogo’s Granny Phoebe. It boasts unusual colours that change constantly. Really pink in Spring on the new foliage, later changing through dusky pink, pale green, vanilla and all with a pink blush underside. Bears beautiful pink flowers.
Heuchera ‘Silver Celebration’ is a new Plantagogo-bred plant! Launched at the Chelsea Flower Show last year to celebrate 25 years of Vicky and Richards nursery, it boasts beautiful silver and purple foliage, with stunning white flowers.
Heuchera ‘Carmencita’ is new for 2016! Bred by Thierry and Sandrine Delabrove, it’s a fabulous foliage from pink-red to deep red changing with the seasons and bears pretty pink flowers.
We can’t forget about our GYO specialists! We want to see the biggest and the best homegrown pumpkins out there. We’re calling on you GYO’ers, it’s your time to shine! If you have an ‘unusual’ pumpkin or you’ve grown a big one, enter now to see if you could win. The best part? The winner will receive 2 x £10 National Garden Vouchers. Accepted at over 2’000 garden centres nationwide, these vouchers are perfect for the green-fingered! So what are you waiting for? Upload a photo of your homegrown beauty onto the GardenTags app and hash-tag it #GTHalloween and #homegrown. Simples!
Trick or treat? This one’s all about the trick! It wouldn’t be Halloween if we didn’t turn up our fear factor! Share your spookily carved pumpkins! From the creepily smiling to the downright fearful, we want to see them all! Let’s have a little Halloween fun and turn GardenTags into a spooky haven (temporarily, of course!). Upload a photo of your carved masterpiece onto the GardenTags app and hash-tag it #GThalloween and #spookiest. You could win a carnivorous delight, your very own Venus Flytrap Collection!
So what’re you waiting for? Get snapping and hash-tagging GardenTaggers, we can’t wait to see your spooktaculars!