25 October 2011.
'Rubens' Apple has won the ‘Britain’s Tastiest Apple for the second consecutive year at the National Fruit Show (a trade event, held for the fruit producing industry). The 'Rubens' apple is grown exclusively in Kent and three growers were rewarded in the competition to find Britain’s tastiest apple in a clean sweep for the apple gaining 1st, 2nd, and 3rd spots in the competition.
20 October 2011.
A Scunthorpe school has won first prize in a regional competition to grow and create the ugliest pumpkin. Pupils of Grange Lane Infant School took special care to grow the unusual seeds provided by Original Touch in their school vegetable garden before proudly harvesting the results of their hard work and decorating the green knobbly squash.
6 October 2011.
It is rare enough to see a Deptford Pink in bloom as these nationally scarce plants are hard to find, but to discover one blossoming into October is unheard of. These delicate pink flowers usually come out in June until August but at WWT London Wetland Centre they have been enjoying a second burst as England’s summer finally arrives, albeit rather late in the year.
28 September 2011.
London’s unique City Harvest Festival, featuring the best of inner city London, demonstrated there was much to celebrate about the capital’s communities when it took place on Saturday.
27 September 2011.
FROM super-sized spuds and swedes to massive marrows and colossal cucumbers – giant vegetables of all shapes and sizes are coming to Peterborough!
26 September 2011.
R. V. Roger Ltd, of Pickering, North Yorkshire has won prestigious awards at two recent Autumn shows.
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