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Win a grand for your garden 2013 - COMPETITION CLOSED

This competition is NOW CLOSED.

In 2013, we congratulated Jon Mason of Beaworthy in Devon, who won a grand for his garden after notching up 765 votes from the public. Jon beat over 200 other entrants to win the prize and was selected from a shortlist of 12 by the MyBuilder team.

The prize covered materials and a MyBuilder landscape gardener up to the value of £1,000.

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james swadling


hi, me, my partner and 2 children moved into our house in April 2012, we done a mutual exchange from a flat that we had to get out of more for our sons benefit as he is severely asthmatic and flat had lot of mould in it plus he has aspergers and need give my son and daughter their own space and my daughter needed her privacy as she is 10 in a few days and my son is 6. and when we moved in garden was pretty much a jungle, and no fence panels to rear, so i had got hold of some used panels to fence it off just so kids knew their boundaries, but fence is not coping well and is splitting in places and i have had to add supporting beams to prevent fence from falling inwards as post has split on one panel, so we need a few rear fence panels and a a gate to rear of property would be nice to so can go out back way for walk to school instead of taking the long way round which in winter is not good for my son as he is severely asthmatic so shorter distance to walk him the better in the winter and colder weather. i started clearing garden and cut down most of the dead trees, but the tree stumps are still there and would be nice if we could get them gone gain some more space in garden. the ground itself is very uneven which does not help my son while he is still learning to ride a bike as he has aspergers it affects his balance so is taking longer than some children would with learning to keep balance on a bike so he still uses stabilsers on his bike, so as the ground is uneven he gets stuck often with his back wheel just spinning and him crying because he is stuck. ideally would like a safe nice area my kids can play in and my son can learn to ride his bike in and i know they will be secure and safe. all i would like is for grass to be re turfed, tree stumps and loose rocks/boulders removed, replace rear fence panels and put in a gate to rear of property, and also finish of area i set up behind kids wendy house were we was gonna grow some fruit and veg so the kids can have fresh fruit and veg. As you can see in picture my shed is in a poor state but that is something that can wait, i just want a nice area for the kids to play in. but with me and my partner both in higher education me at college and my partner in her last year at uni training to be a paediatric nurse we both haven't had the time or money to get the garden how we would like it to be, to win this would mean a great deal to us we have never won nothing before, and always just been surviving on what we earn to us and our children going. i couldn't take a picture of me or us in the garden as i done this while my kids were at school and my partner on placement, and wanted this to be a surprise as my partner and kids lost a very close family member few months back and could do with cheering up and a surprise if we was to win, thank you

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