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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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Team at Stratford

NFU Countryside teams up with BPOA to promote Home Grown.

This year Countryside invited BPOA to present the Home Grown produce to visitors to the summer shows at Malvern Spring Festival, Blenheim Palace Flower Show and the Stratford Home and Garden Show, where there was also a presentation of the “Love your plot” garden display. Gardening chat The fun in visiting garden shows throughout the

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the Love your plot team at Ally pally

Love your Plot

The first public show this spring was at Alexandra Palace for the ‘Good Life Live’ show and the display of four outdoor living spaces/ garden ideas was well received. Followed up by a weekend at Van Hage Garden Centre  it now goes on tour over the UK for several weeks which coincide with the spring

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Woodland novelty

Primrose Open Days at Burston Nurseries

Visiting the trials at Burston Nurseries in St Albans, you can’t help but be impressed with the Primrose breeding and selections from Rudy Raes including one new variety called ‘Everlast’ (shown here in different pot an pack sizes) Everlast It will flower continuously and withstand temperatures down to -15C according to the breeders. Sten said

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