spiderwort plant in my garden Ah, Springtime in the garden… from Wordworth’s dancing daffodils to Chaucer’s “grene and lusty May,” it’s all good — except for the harsh reality of garden pests.

Slimey Slugs and Snails, oh my!

Slugs and snails crawl into the garden at night, and leave their sticky slime all over whatever tiny bits of tender lettuce greens and flower petals they might not chew to a ragged edge or leave with great gaping holes…


Stray cats take one look at that freshly turned, sweet, friable soil in your flower beds and say to themselves, “hey! check out the giant litter box!”

Squirrels? — please, don’t even get me started!

When all you want to do is lie in a gentle hammock and rest from your labours, watching the lovely songbirds come round for a gourmet meal — that’s when some greedy fat-tailed squirrel comes along to dangle upside down from the bird feeder, scooping out great fistfuls of expensive bird seed onto the ground as he stuffs his little rodent cheeks — guaranteed to scare away that rare shy Eastern Purple Whositbird that you’ve been dying to photograph since childhood…

Sound familiar, any of that?
Hang onto your sun-hat, then, Nelly — I’ve got the contest for you!

Garden Giveaway Contest

Here are the fabulous prizes —

  1. Slugs Away

    SlugsAway electronic slug and snail fence

    Keep slugs and snails out of your garden without using chemicals. Safe for children and pets, it can protect your garden all season on a single nine-volt battery.

  2. Cat Stop

    CatStop automatic outdoor cat deterrent

    Keep cats out of your garden, safely and efficiently. A motion-activated burst of ultrasonic sound startles cats, and teaches them to stay away.

  3. Squirrel Stop

    SquirrelStop automatic spinning squirrel deterrent

    Keep your bird feeder safe from squirrels. When a squirrel climbs on to the feeder, it triggers the SquirrelStop motor and makes the feeder spin! (Ha! Let’s see you try to stay on that amusement park ride, little seed-stealing rodent!) Works with any hanging feeder weighing up to 10 lbs.

Contech Electronics, based in British Columbia, Canada, is our gracious sponsor. They develop, manufacture and distribute a whole range of innovative technology for pets and gardens, including these three prizes.

Enter for your chance to win!

Read the contest rules here for your shot at 3 great prizes: there are 3 ways to enter. Residents of Canada and USA only for this one, please… and the deadline to enter is Saturday, 31 May 2008, at 11:59 pm (Eastern).

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Jay

    you got my email y’day / count me in too

  2. wildchild78

    Count me in!

  3. Penny

    If I could get the squirrels to eat the snails, and get the cats to chase the squirrels away….. but they do not want to co-operate with my deveous plan!! So yes please put my name into the draw :)

  4. Marlene

    What a great giveaway! All items which I could put to good use.

    Thanks for having such a great giveaway,

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