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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 Competitions

Win a Gardening Hamper

This competition is now closed!

Muddy Matches has teamed up with Suttons Seeds and Dobies of Devon to give you the chance to win a gardening hamper gift set, perfect for treating yourself or that green-fingered special someone!

There are three jam-packed wicker hampers to choose from. If you want to grow your own veg, pick the Garden Vegetables or Patio Vegetables set. Each one includes ten seed packs and a handy vegetable planner.

The Garden Flowers hamper also contains ten seed packs, allowing you to grow beautiful British plants to enjoy year after year.

All hampers come with a top-quality trowel and fork, five planter bags, 12 biodegradable pots, an 8m foam tie, garden wire, bird netting and water-storing crystals — basically everything you need to get growing!

How to enter

To enter this competition, please email before 14th January 2015 stating the name of a garden designed by Capability Brown.


  • The prize consists of one gardening hamper for one person.
  • Content will vary and will not be exactly the same as in the photo.
  • The competition is open exclusively to Muddy Matches members.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from all entries that fit the criteria.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  • There is no cash alternative.
  • The deadline for entry is 14th January 2015 and your prize must be claimed within a month.

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Monday, December 1st, 2014 Competitions

The Great December Giveaway

Throughout December we will be giving away a whole host of prizes to spread some festive cheer. Keep an eye out on our news page and on your emails to find out what we’re giving away and how you can get your hands on it….

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 Competitions

Win Great British Flowers & Chocolates

This competition has now closed.

We’ve teamed up with The Great British Florist to offer one fantastic prize worth £60, as well as a £10 discount on selected Valentine’s Day flowers for everyone who enters the competition!

The Great British Florist, as the name suggests, is a florist dedicated to only selling flowers grown in Great Britain. This means that the flowers are “fresher, more scented and last longer” than imported flowers and they also support Great British farmers and wildlife in the process. › Continue reading

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 General, Muddy Matches

Welcome to the New Muddy Matches Website

The homepage of the new Muddy Matches website, featuring 4 friends in country attire.

The Muddy Matches website has had a face lift!  Behind the scenes, we have spent a good part of this year working on a fresher-feeling and mobile-friendly website; we hope you like it!

So what can you expect from the new website?

Mostly, the changes have been aesthetic.  You will notice that we have gone for a much cleaner look, which is more in line with what people expect from a website these days; as much as we loved our old website, the original design work was done in 2006 and it was starting to show!

These days, we like to access our accounts on the go and so the other major change is that the new website is fully “responsive”, meaning that you can easily access it from any device, be that the dusty old desktop computer in the farm office, or the latest whizzy tablet.  Those accessing the site from a mobile device will notice a more “app-like” experience without the need to download a specific app – we do of course still have our own dedicated iPhone and Android apps for those who prefer this.

There are no new features as such at this stage, but we have been tweaking what we have already got to try and improve the user experience.  You will notice, for example, that the messaging system has been completely overhauled and, with all the conversations between you and another person now on one page, we think you will find it much easier to keep tabs on what you have said to whom!

We’re here to help

We hope that you will find your way around the new site easily and get to grips with any of the functionality changes without a problem.  However, if you are struggling with anything, please remember that you can get in touch with our Customer Care team who will be happy to help you.  Please write to

Technical issues

We have tested and tested the new website until we are blue in the face and are happy with what has been released.  However, there is always a chance that we have missed something, or that version 8.4 of one particular browser throws up a weird bug on a certain device that we haven’t spotted.  Therefore, if there is anything that doesn’t seem right or that is affecting your user experience, please let us know and we will try to resolve it as soon as we can.  Please report any technical issues to

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 General, TV Opportunities

First Dates Are Looking For Participants

TV show FIRST DATES is returning to Channel 4 and they are looking for people who would like to take part in the show.

Casting Researcher for the show Nick Drewett said:

“We’re in search of exciting people of all ages and backgrounds who are single.  Get in touch if you are interested in sharing a first date with us…

This is a great opportunity to hopefully find love. Please note, you and your date MUST be willing to be filmed on your first date.

If you’re looking for love, apply now on the First Dates website or call 0207 424 7744, e-mail or tweet us @FirstDates_Team.

*We will keep your data secure and we will not pass your information on to any third parties who are not involved in the production without your consent.”

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