AD | Back to the Garden with Sudocrem (+ giveaway)

It’s spring, and that means one thing in our house: our windowsills are rammed with little pots ready to grow our seeds! This is something that I started with the Bear when she was only a few years old so that she would understand where food comes from. Since then it has become a tradition in our home to grow a few things every year.

The great news is that you don’t need a lot of space. For us we have a few planters in the back garden which we fill each year but if all you have is a window then that is enough. It’s amazing how captivated little ones will be with nothing more than growing cress in some eggshells.

It’s something that can so easily be built into home-schooling too. Plant a sunflower and ask them to keep a weekly picture as it grows. This simple activity not only gets them away from screens as they spend a little time with nature, but they’ll be learning as they do it. Each week they can measure their sunflower, draw a picture of what it looks like and write a short sentence for and boom, you have maths, art and literacy covered in one activity (that deserves a quiet cup of tea right??)


That’s exactly what Sudocrem are trying to achieve as they believe that creating a window box full of edible herbs can be just as inspiring as digging a vegetable patch, and we agree!

The Sudocrem team are partnering with gardeners and garden centres all over the nation, Sudocrem’s to encourage us all to start our own gardening projects in our windows or gardens. Packed full of tips, advice and knowledge as to how to keep our plants healthy, Sudocrem will also be donating one hundred growing kits to families all over the UK to kick start their growing projects.

“Right now, there are around 5 million children under the age of 10 who need activities to get them through the next few months,” says Alice Bamford, Sudocrem brand manager. “At Sudocrem, we want to give families a hand as best we can.”

What to get your hands on a kit? Well, I have THREE to give away!


The Sudocrem are giving away THREE Back to the Garden kits worth £40 each to lucky Tippytupps readers. You can choose from an indoor or outdoor kit. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to UK residents only and is powered by Rafflecopter. It will close on Sunday 17th May 2020 at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by the Sudocrem team who will be responsible for posting your prize out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.

That’s not all though as there is a larger national giveaway going on too. To be in with a chance of winning £100 of garden centre vouchers, upload a photo of your garden and tag @Sudocrem, #BackToTheGarden & #SudocremBTTGcomp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to enter. You can find their Terms and Conditions here.

Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: this is a collaborative post working with Sudocrem to promote their Back to the Garden campaign. I chose to get involved because this is something that is important to me and my family.

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  1. Mel Pennie says:

    No . . . Don’t think they were around when I was a child.

  2. Mathlink tubes was after my school days I’m afraid.

  3. Alexa Schoolar says:

    Never heard of those I’m afraid…i was at school in the 80’s-90’s so perhaps I’m too old?

  4. Kelly Wheelhouse says:

    Yes I do! I used to have them in infant school. I always got so excited when the trolley full of Mathlink cubes got bought out 🙂

  5. I actually just had to google them as I didn’t recognise the name after seeing a picture of them I do remember them but can’t remember what we done with them haha!

  6. Tracy Nixon says:

    Yes I do remember Mathlink cubes !

  7. Michelle Smith says:

    I’m afraid not I’m too old

  8. Mark Fridlington says:

    I like to grow veg, as you can eat all your hard work! For flowers, I do like to grow Foxgloves to bring some really bright colour to the garden.

  9. John Taggart says:

    Never heard of them?

  10. ashleigh allan says:

    Vegetables for the garden!

  11. Margaret Clarkson says:


  12. Charlotte isobelle says:

    We love sunflowers and seeing how high they will grow

  13. James Travis says:


  14. Carolyn heyworth says:

    Like growing flowers from seeds, amazing 1

  15. Susan B says:

    I most enjoy growing flowers and shrubs that attract bees and butterflies.

  16. Rich Tyler says:

    Sunflowers, big. bright, beautiful

  17. Dan H says:

    I like growing parsley

  18. I love to grow radishes and chillis

  19. Kim M says:

    Bee & Butterfly friendly flowers and shrubs x

  20. GooderDan says:

    we grow cress and herbs on the windowsil

  21. Our favourite things to grow are forget-me-nots and hydrangers

  22. donna jones says:

    tomatoes for us

  23. kim neville says:

    Flowers and see them grow

  24. Emma Harvey says:

    We love growing small tomatoes, potatoes and sweetcorn!

  25. Solange says:

    Tomatoes and peas.

  26. Sheena Batey says:


  27. fiona waterworth says:

    courgettes and khol rabi, the latter you cannot find in many shops

  28. roses,herbs and lavender!

  29. Susan Willshee says:

    I love growing sunflowers. To see something grow from a small seed to a huge towering plant is just amazing.

  30. Fiona jk42 says:

    I like to grow herbs in pots, and this year I am turning a dry, sunny bed at the front of the house into a place to grow succulents.

  31. Jayne Townson says:

    I love growing sunflowers, tomatoes, potatoes, herbs and garden peas.

  32. angela Treadway says:

    tomatoes! x

  33. Ellie Spider says:

    bluebells,daffs and grannys bonnets because they are easy and they come back year after year

  34. Sian Buckingham says:

    We enjoy growing sunflowers and seeing who can grow the tallest one!

  35. melanie stirling says:

    Tomatoes. Homegrown tomatoes straight from the greenhouse are the best!

  36. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Strawberries we love them

  37. michelle o'neill says:

    we love to grow Roses

  38. Lorraine says:

    We enjoy growing courgettes and strawberries because they are easy to grow. Having said that, the frost has just killed our courgettes and beans 🙁

  39. Alison Johnson says:

    I love my flowers particularly fuschia & petunias but I enjoy growing courgettes, onions & tomatoes.

  40. claire woods says:

    Peas and tomatoes

  41. potatoes and tomatoes

  42. Kirsten Barthy says:

    Strawberries and raspberries. They are never that great from a shop.

  43. Sally Collingwood says:

    I love growing roses

  44. Diane says:

    I like to grow chillies and coriander – they’re so useful for recipes

  45. Averil Lea says:

    I love growing vegetables…and eating them

  46. Runner beans and herbs!

  47. Gill Mitchell says:

    I like to grow peas. One of the few things I don’t kill!

  48. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    Butterfly and bee-friendly flowers

  49. Sarah Prescott says:


  50. Rachel Craig says:

    Would like to grow some vegetables.

  51. Adrian Bold says:

    I like growing seasonal flowers and watching them grow over the weeks.

  52. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I love growing flowers but not very good at it so tend to stick to rose plants as they are usually successful

  53. Claire Appleton says:

    Its got to be Sunflowers, my children love how tall they get 🙂

  54. Ruth Harwood says:

    I love growing our own carrots – we all enjoy them, and they’re easy to grow and delicious to eat!

  55. We love growing strawberries so that we can eat them after they’re picked.

  56. Carly Belsey says:

    It has to be tomatoes and strawberries too.

  57. Nelly Britain says:

    I can just about manage cress.

  58. Anthea Holloway says:

    I love growing runner beans because it is amazing how fast they grow and how they climb up the poles!

  59. Laura Pritchard says:

    We love growing strawberries & carrots!

  60. We used to grow radishes and cornflowers, an unlikely combination

  61. Rachel B says:

    we like growing strawberries

  62. Susan Smith says:

    We love to grow any veg and the kids love the Sunflower seeds planted

  63. I love growing Courgettes, they are so easy

  64. Joanne Greer says:

    Herbs at the moment

  65. Jules page says:


  66. Manuel Josef says:

    My homegrown tomatoes taste delicious.

  67. Runner beans so tasty when they are fresh.

  68. Jessica Barber says:

    My favourite things to grow are always fruits or veggies! I’m loving growing spaghetti squash and chillis at the moment!

  69. I grow lots fruit and vegetables and annual flowers I think my favourite is my homegrown strawberries

  70. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Tomatoes and strawberries we love growing in the garden

  71. Emma Davison says:

    Tomatoes, cucumber, courgette, runner beans, lilies, daffodils, tulips

  72. Corinne Fisher says:

    For my son it’s the strawberries but for me it’s my herb garden

  73. Orange23 says:

    Bright flowers like sunflowers

  74. Hayley West says:

    I’m not a gardener in any shape or form but my 4 year old daughter absolutely loves it so I have been trying to plant things in the garden with her on lockdown. My favourite flowers to plant are sunflowers. My 4 year old is fascinated with how tall they get, plus she loves yellow flowers.

  75. Pauline Lamont says:

    Like growing vegetables

  76. Tracey Hallmark says:

    We love growing new potatoes and tomatoes they taste so good home grown and we love growing lots of bedding plants too

  77. I love to grow things I can eat. I’m currently growing chilli plants!

  78. Janine H says:

    Tomatoes are a family favourite for salads and I usually make tomato chutney for the family too

  79. Darren Bourne says:

    Strawberries, tomatoes and mixed lettuces are great for our table.

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