Saturday, November 20

So which is our favourite vegetable, flower, herb, fruit and tool and ... competition result!

The entrants to the competition voted on their favourite vegetable, fruit, flower, herb and garden tool. The results of this mini survey was as follows:
There was lots of different opinions about favourite vegetable with parsnip, broccoli and tomato (honorary vegetable) sharing top spot but with only 2 votes each.
Favourite fruit was more conclusive with the strawberry knocking spots off everything else with 7 votes.
Basil was top of the herbs with (if we include lemon basil) 5 votes.
Rose and dahlias shared top spot for flowers with 3 votes each.
Wheelbarrow came top of the tools with 3 votes.
This is only taking into consideration the views of a relatively small number of gardeners so even though the competition has ended if you would like to post your favourites in the comments then please feel free and I'll update the results at a later date.

If you entered the competition then I don't suppose any of that interested you one little bit - did you even read it?

I'm afraid I don't have a toddler to make the draw as Damo did or a parakeet as Craig had so I had to wait for a friend to arrive this afternoon so we could have an independent name picker.

In all we had 15 entrants - thank you for your interest.

I added you too MKG even though you were outside of Europe.

If you win you can nominate a recipient.

So here are the labels just to try and prove everyone's name went into the bag.

The following is a video clip of the draw just to show it was fair and the winner is ...

Congratulations to Phil - sorry that you all couldn't win! Phil can you email me so I have your email address to send you your voucher code. If I don't hear from you by next Saturday 26 November then I will offer the prize to the reserve that was drawn out at the same time but not filmed for obvious reasons! By the way have you a blog Phil as if so I will post a link to it here.


  1. Thanks for offering a great prize and congratulations to Phil!

  2. Well done Phil! look foward to more competitions :D hehe.

  3. Haha congratulations Phil... It was great to see my name on that piece of paper and read the poll, the draw made me smile. Thankyou for offering up the prize

  4. I even got excited at the draw and then disappointed for everyone that didn't win. I'll certainly have another competition if a suitable prize turns up!

  5. Interesting polls. I wonder if the results would have been similar in the USA. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Pamela

  6. That was so fun. Congratulation Phil!

  7. Hi Pam - Not all the entrants were from the UK so it's not really a UK result

    Glad you enjoyed joining in MKG

  8. Thank you for having the contest and congratulations Phil!
    funny seeing my name in the tag, and also with the ~ haha
    No wonder strawberry won by a landslide.

  9. Couldn't leave you ~less Fer

    No word from Phil yet so there is yet hope for the reserve!

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :) I have enjoyed having a look around your blogs too. Interesting poll, and my congratulations to the winner.

    Have a nice new week :)

  11. Congratulations to Phil!
    It was a great competition with a very, very nice prize.
    I love seeing my name on a piece of paper...

  12. Congratulations to Phil, I hope he claims his prize, it would be a shame for him to miss out.

  13. I hope Phil gets in touch too - problem is I don't know whether he is a regular visitor but I can't keep the prize for too long as people want to buy their seeds. I think a week is long enough to wait as most visitors will visit at least once a week - won't they?

  14. Wow - I am amazed to have won. Can't wait to grow some sweet peas, basil and strawberries. Thank you.

  15. Congratulations Phil and enjoy browsing the website choosing seeds!


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