St Peter’s is the first school to receive a free Grow & Sell seed kit from the supermarket. And after hearing how children struggled to keep their raised
Gardens & Gardening
Julia Russett, the owner of Robins Flowers in Burbage, was one of only 16 floral designers chosen to compete in her class at the Chelsea Flower Show. Her design was displayed in the Floral Design Studio, which showcases some of the country’s best, most creative and technically accomplished floral designers.
Alan Titchmarsh, the nation’s favourite gardener, who has been working to raise the profile of British horticulture and agriculture, has given his support to the re-launching of Waitrose’s Grow and Sell project.
It is aimed at encouraging children to grow their own produce, especially as the Spring sunshine arrives, and
Last year, Burbage walked away with the crown in the Large Village category of the competition, which is run by the Council for the Protection of Rural England and sponsored by Marlborough-based Hills Group.
Led by Neil Macdonald – the man behind the popular Orchard Pig cider – and John Gillam, a local horticulturist and stone fruit expert, the workshop started in
Children from St Mary's infant school and St Peter's junior school have been growing sunflowers from seeds and compost donated by Tesco.
Despite having well over double the average rainfall during April -- only four dry days were measured in Marlborough -- the River Kennet is still only half its average flow for this time of year.