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Derbyshire Horticultural Association Annual Show

September 29th, 2015

The Derbyshire Horticultural Association will be holding its annual show this year over the weekend of the 24th & 25th October. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the show and promises plenty of attractions, features and demonstrations from wood carvings and floral art.

The event will be taking place again at Swarkestone Nursery, Lowes Lane, Swarkestone, Derby DE73 7GQ.

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Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2015

April 24th, 2015

The Leeds & District Allotment Gardeners Federation members are again creating an exhibit for the 2015 Harrogate Spring Flower Show. This years design is a VE Day Allotment Garden complete with Anderson shelter, dolly tubs, rabbit run, and poultry ark, and will capture an era that saw allotments spring up on every spare patch of land.

In addition to scouring attics and garden sheds for original World War II artefacts, members of the federation have also researched the type of plants grown during the war, to ensure an authentic atmosphere for their 12m x 8m allotment.

Gro-well proud to act as one of the sponsors of the Federation and encourage all visitors to the flower show to pop along to the garden and see the display.


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LDGF Chelsea 2014 Success

June 18th, 2014

Leeds & District Allotment Gardeners Federation scored a remarkable success by winning a silver medal in their first ever appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show in May. The “Techno Allotment” demonstration garden appeared in the Discovery Section in the pavilion.

During the long and careful preparation for the event LDAGF Publicity Officer, Phil Gomersall said “This is a great opportunity to promote nationwide, our wonderful and healthy activity of allotment gardening and all the benefits it has to offer, fresh fruit and vegetables, physical exercise, fresh air, new friendships, social cohesion and much more.”

The judges rated the display “very good for overall impression and endeavour; good for plants and information/interpretation”.

Here are some pictures of some of the hard work that went into the show, and the outcome:



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Fred’s Hanging Baskets

July 18th, 2013

This article appeared in the Daily Mail on Wednesday 17th July 2013. Fred is a long standing customer of ours, what a fantastic display!!!


“As Britain wilts in the heatwave, Fred Whaley and his watering can are working at full tilt to glorious effect.

The 69-year-old spends an hour a day watering the 14 magnificent hanging baskets bedecking his suburban semi, but says it is worth it to see the riot of colour.

More than 1,000 plants are in full bloom at the front of his home, where five half-barrels also overflow with flowers.

The great-grandfather and his wife Carol, 67, of Spondon, Derby, have been growing begonias, geraniums, trailing petunias, fuchsias and regal pelargoniums for the past 15 years.

They say this summer’s hot weather has made the displays bigger and more beautiful than ever.

Mr Whaley, pictured yesterday on the ladder he needs to reach the highest baskets, said: ‘In about four weeks they’ll look even better because as they grow they’ll join up and you won’t see the front of the house.’

He grows many of the flowers in propagators in his greenhouse, transferring them to the baskets in early June.

‘If the weather stays nice, they’ll be there till November,’ he said.”


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New Buliding Opens at Mansfield & District Garden Holders Association

June 19th, 2012

Saturday 2nd June saw the grand opening of the new trading hut at the Mansfield & District Garden Holders Association – Eakring Road Site. The new building has been over a year in planning to accommodate a new on-site shop for members, kitchen area, toilet facilities and car park. Local dignitaries where in attendance along with the Trustees of the Mansfield Allotments for the Labouring Poor who have provided funding for the project. The building has replaced the old shed which was severely damaged by fire last year and in the words of John Childs (association steward and shop organiser) “the phoenix has risen from the ashes!”

Details of the association are available at


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