A true virtual garden centre 

Sister’s sunflowers secure first and second prize

LACEY-LEE Dyer and Lia-Maree Dyer from Dinas Powys in Wales won first and second prize in their region in a sunflower growing competition in aid of charity run by a virtual garden centre (November, 2015).

www.potterandrest.co.uk asked people to grow the ‘fattest sunflower face’ using special seeds bred to produce larger flower faces in aid of children’s charity bibic.

Peter Burks, Horticultural Expert at www.potterandrest.co.uk, said: “We had lots of fantastic entries to our sunflower competition and we decided to award seven-year-old Lacey-Lee and 15-year-old Lia-Maree first and second place in the Wales region.

“Lacey-Lee has been awarded a £10 gift voucher and Lia-Maree received a £5 gift voucher as well as certificates to keep.

“It’s brilliant that the girls got involved in the competition as it’s always good to see youngsters getting into gardening, we hope it will inspire others to do so in the future.”

Proceeds from the sale of sunflower seeds will be donated to bibic, a national charity which helps children and young people aged from six months to 18-years-old with conditions affecting their development and learning abilities to achieve their potential for a happier and more fulfilled life.                                                                                                            

These include developmental conditions such as Autism, Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and brain injury.

Lacey-Lee said: “I am so happy to win the competition but would have been just as happy if Lia-Maree had won. I am going to buy more sunflower seeds and daffodil bulbs with my prize.”

www.potterandrest.co.uk aims to be the largest ‘true’ garden centre online with free expert advice available to gardeners via telephone and social media backed by a five-year plant guarantee.

There is an emphasis on British grown plants and products wherever possible and some of the products and plant collections are not currently available in other garden centres in the real or virtual world.

The e-garden centre hopes to appeal to all levels of gardeners from complete novices to keen amateurs and on to expert gardeners.

For further details, please visit www.potterandrest.co.uk, call 01278 440500 or email hello@potterandrest.co.uk.


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Photograph caption: (From left to right) seven-year-old Lacey-Lee Dyer and 15-year-old Lia-Maree Dyer with their sunflowers.

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