Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Giveaway: Felco secateurs from Dobbies!


No self respecting gardener could be without a pair of professional secateurs and they don't come much better than this!


In association with the fantastic Dobbies I am giving one lucky person the opportunity to win a pair of Felco classic No.8 secateurs worth £45.99.  


Felco secateurs are the implement of choice for amateur and professional gardener's alike.  In my opinion they are the best secateurs on the market.  I would not be without my pair which are a crucial item in my gardening arsenal.  


To enter the competition and register for the chance to win this fantastic product all you have to do is leave a comment below.   It's as easy as that.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced after the competition closing date (1st October 2009).  


So what are you waiting for?





Dobbies - Inspiring Gardeners since 1865
For over 140 years, the Dobbies name has stood for quality horticulture.  During this time we've been proud to provide the very best products and expert advice to gardeners throughout the UK.  Today Dobbies is one of the the UK's largest Garden Centre Retailers - we have 25 Stores across Scotland and England. 
Terms and conditions: 
Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 years or older to enter.  The winner will be chosen at random and you agree that by entering your name may be published.  Prizes will be delivered by courier within 28 days.  The competition is not open to employees or affiliates of Dobbies Garden Centres plc or Ryans Garden.

30 comments:

  1. Hi Ryan!
    Ive never used this brand before! I sure would love to give a whirl! Have a great day!

    Jenn
    (4bratz2luv)

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  2. Only for UK residents? I did have a pair once. Made in Switzerland, like the Ungardener.

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  3. Understand if NZ is too far away for the comp - but yes they are good secateurs..:O)

    D

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  4. I used to sell them when I worked in Wyevale garden centre a few years back, and our customers said they were the best you can buy. I could never afford a pair, so to win would be amazing. So count me in.

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  5. Amazing secateurs, Ryan! Mine are very old and rusty. The pair you have displayed are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win a pair!
    Martin

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  6. My current secateurs are well used and a bit like my car - clapped out. These sound fantastic - a bit like owning a great car - love to try them out. Good luck to whoever wins them.

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  7. Ooh, count me in too please! Thanks :)

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  8. Ooooh! I was eying those up the other day at my local garden centre - until I saw the price that is.

    You might want to have a think about that lovely sparkly new badge you're displaying on your sidebar - see Blackpitts for more info, or you can email me if you want to discuss further.

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  9. Cool competition!

    I'll have some of that.

    Good luck to everyone else thats having a try.

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  10. Im just a poor gardener who'd love a posh pair to take cuttings from where ever I wander.

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  11. A good pair of secateurs are worth their weight in gold so good luck to each and everyone of us hoping to upgrade our no doubt well worn existing pair.

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  12. Uk residents only. Sad day. oh well!

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  13. They would come in handy ;>)

    @wildinthegarden

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  14. As a florist, I can rely on Felco secateurs to give me a clean cut everytime - as someone already said, they are posh, but worth every penny!

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  15. Thanks Ryan's Garden for giving us all a chance to win a pair of these grand looking Secateurs. I can only hope that my entry has as much chance as all the others, so good luck everyone!
    allotmentali x

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  16. Ok, I *was* a UK resident once! Can't you bend the rules for me?

    Gotta love Felcos. They are definitely the best pruners. I have a smaller pair than this which are a garden standby.

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  17. Wow! Thank you so much! Anyone would be proud and happy to use these in their garden!

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  18. Aw, not open for US residents. I understand, though. I currently have a pair in my Amazon cart, but I've been procrastinatign on buying them cuz they're so darn expensive.

    If I win, I promise to not call them pruners, but only secateurs. *PROMISE.*

    (OK sorry, I am making your winner-selecting more difficult by leaving a comment. I had started typing before I saw no USA-ers, tho :) )

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  19. Hello Ryan, great site! Thanks for giving my shredder a good home, couldn't have gone to a nicer freecycler!

    Happy shredding
    Helen

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  20. Just thought I would mention for all of you that would like a pair but think they're too expensive, I got a pair of Felco secateurs from Wilko's recently and they were reduced from £40.00 down to £10.00. I was lucky to get such a bargain, so if you have a Wilko's near you, you might just get the same bargain.

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  21. Although my botany would be made more beautiful,
    With the addition of your prize secateurs,
    My passion for the prize on offer,
    Is usurped by my horticultural hobby.

    So whilst I am penning this organic ode,
    In the hopes of landing a much-needed tool,
    I remain humbly devoted,
    To the plants that started it all.

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  22. Ryan, help me out! I have a garden to create from scratch and these secateurs would definitely come in handy! Cheers, Ceri

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  23. Please count me in for the competition

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  24. I can't agree more - fresh flowers from the garden can look every bit as good as expensive ones from the florist. However I don't think you need exotic flowers; a simple bunch of daffodils or tulips are my favorite and they brighten up a cold spring day.

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  25. Ryan, the old saw "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it" could be tweaked to read "if you have to ask what it is, you don't need it." I had no idea secateurs were pruning clippers until I saw the picture. I DO need a pair of secateurs/pruning clippers, but being a resident of the US and not the UK, I shall have to purchase my own.

    Good luck to all who qualify for the contest! And thank you, Ryan, for your lovely blog. It's become one of my favorites.

    @blawnoxgirl

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  26. I'm admire the clarity and dedication that has been put into this site to make it so accessible to the 'casual', but enthuisiastic gardener, such as myself!......congratulations Ryan, and thank you.

    Kind Regards Donatella Fall

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  27. I just lost my Felcos No6 and have had to resort to my spare pair non-felco secateurs which are useless. Hope mine turn up soon or that I win the competition all though a number 8 is way to big for my hands, it has to be a number 6.

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  28. Hi Ryan! Lovely site - I found it via twitter. I would love to be in with a chance to win the secateurs, they look great. I am a learner, but enthusiatic gardener. Only started a couple of years ago, but loving it.
    As an aside; like yourself I overdose on tea, but following doctors orders I switched to de-caf (I find Tetleys best) about a year ago and it has changed my life! No more sleepless nights! Give it a go my friend!

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  29. Love Felco secateurs. First introduced to them during my RHS certification course by a professional who was my tutor. Always sought a pair but never had the funds. Here's hoping!

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  30. my first pair were given to me by Charlie dimock when she visited culzean castle where I was doing my horticultural degree work placement. never turned back since.

    wigglenibbler@hotmail.com

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