East by North West Holker Garden 2011

With the aim of bringing together the tranquility of the Lake District with the calm of Japanese gardens, East by North-West won Silver-Gilt at the 2011 Holker Garden Festival. Fusing western formality with an eastern appreciation of nature, Plantspace of Carnforth created a small garden that … [Read more...]



Holker 2011 Horticultural Marquee Awards

The horticultural marquee at Holker Garden Festival is a fantastic showcase for plant growers and nurseries and the standard of display in 2011 was exceptional. Many displays were awarded Large Gold and newcomers Abii & Tom from Halecat in South Cumbria wowed the judges so much that not only … [Read more...]



The Blight is Back

A very wet July and August has seen the return of the dreaded tomato blight. With a warm and dry start to the summer, the tomatoes were looking healthy and strong, then along came July and overnight the temperatures plummeted and the rain started. The rainy, damp days continued throughout non … [Read more...]



Booths Schools Competition

Booths has launched a Grow Your Own competition for local schools that will give pupils the chance to sell their home grown produce in one of its stores. For the first time, the winner of the regional retailer’s annual school gardening contest will become an official supplier to its local Booths … [Read more...]



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