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Bursary winner Gabor in the nursery

Gabor wins Peter Seabrook Bursary

Gabor Lukoviczki, who is studying at Myerscough College in Preston, Lancashire, received the £1,000 British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) – Peter Seabrook Bursary. While studying Production horticulture level 2, Gabor is also working as a grower at Lovania Nurseries. Following his current course, he hopes to go on to complete level 3 and aims to

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BPOA Study Tour group

Home Grown Growers Study Tour USA & Canada

  DAY ONE (Monday 20th February) Growers study tour 2017 starts today with a visit to North West Horticulture on Mt Vernon WA, looking at their production of 4M Hellebores as US partner for Josef Heuger and showing the new variety ‘Ice n’ Roses -Red’. We heard today of the value of LEAN and how

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Peter and Adam Eastwood with one of this year's garden mum plants.

Fourth generation of growers win award

Peter Eastwood Plants of Ditchling in Sussex, was awarded the 2016 Home Grown Grower prize for their promotion of their Home Grown produce to garden centres all over the south east of England. Peter and Adam Eastwood are continuing the business set up by their grandfather just over a century ago and give their plants

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Connor at work on his project

Connor reports on his progress this year

DCF Report – Connor Deacon Nottingham Trent University I must start by thanking the David Colegrave Foundation for the scholarship award I received earlier this year. It has helped in a number of areas; from general student bills, as well as allowing me to participate in a number of events, further my education and broaden

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Jamie ‘S’ gives a first impression of Rakers Acres

First week at Rakers July 24, 2016 Leave a comment (Jamie- Bursary student from 2014 and Bright Spark Award winner from 2015 is working as an intern in Michigan prior to finishing his study in Edinburgh) Wow!! was my initial reaction on my morning tour. With 11 acres of climate controlled greenhouse and almost the same

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Home Grown at Great Yorkshire Show

Growers display Home Grown at the Yorkshire Show

This year, Home Grown growers are displaying their beautiful flowering plants at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate. The display organised by the Yorkshire Growers group is combining the range of fine ornamental flowering plants with the produce from many growers throughout the country. In order to spread the word about the Home Grown initiative

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Home Grown Retailer of the Year 2016- Tesco Stores Ltd

Home Grown Retailer of the Year 2016- Tesco Stores Ltd!

Home Grown Retailer of the year Award 2016 This year’s award was presented by Andy McIndoe at the National Plant Show to Grace Hurrell representing Tesco Stores Ltd. Home Grown™ Retail Award The Home Grown Retailer of the Year 2016 As part of  our drive to increase recognition of the Home Grown Brand and in

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PowerDaisy Sunny

  ‘PowerDaisy Sunny’ celebrates launch with RHS Chelsea Flower Show award!

A revolutionary British-bred Calendula, ‘PowerDaisy Sunny’, marked for its very long flowering period and toughness, enters the market in Spring 2017 on the back of a high award from Judges at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. The new hybrid is ideally suited to use in  patio tubs, hanging baskets and balcony boxes

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Princess Credit: Deliflor Chrysanten/Duchess of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum

(Photo credits: Princess Charlotte, a picture taken by her mother: Duchess of Cambridge and  ‘Princess Charlotte’: Deliflor Chrysanten) Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum A unique chrysanthemum named after Princess Charlotte, daughter of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is helping to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). EACH, of which The Duchess

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Sam Shepherd receiving award from Tom Hart- Dyke

M&S wins Home Grown Retail Award 2015

                        Marks & Spencer wins the 2015 Home Grown Retail Award for the promotion and support of UK-grown plants and flowers. The BPOA’s Home Grown Users Group has presented the Home Grown Retail Award to Marks & Spencer plc at the National Plant Show,

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