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Monday March 01 , 2021

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

The Edible Garden Show 2011

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This weekend saw the very first Edible Garden Show which was held at Stoneleigh, Nr Coventry and the weather certainly held for it.  I wasn't sure what to expect with it being a brand new event, sometimes they can be slow to start and feel a little empty, this was not the case!  We went on Sunday and arrived about midday and as we walked what did feel like quite a way to the event we were amazed at the amount of cars that were there.  As soon as we showed our tickets and went in I was really pleased to see a hustle and bustle of people chattering, trying to get to the next stall or just simply asking questions!

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Lantra Women & Work Award Winner 2011

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Just to update the announcement (below)!

Had a lovely time at the awards presentation - humbling to be amongst such talented women and feeling a little bit proud that I actually won an award!

Thank you to everyone who has/is helping me on my way.

For Lantra's press release about the awards presentation

For Lantra's case study on me!

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Nominated for Lantra Women & Work Awards

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As you know Nicki has been studying the HNC in Garden Design at Pershore College, she has registered with Lantra for a small amount of funding to support her on the course.

This particular funding is for women training or re-training in a male dominated industry and she has been nominated for an award!

The awards are being held at Nailcote Hall on 30 March 2011 so watch this space!!  If you want to find out more about it click here!

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We're on Twitter!!

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twitter2Yes that's right!  Blue Daisy is now on Twitter!

So if you want to know more about what we are doing, places we're visiting and receive ad hoc tips and tricks then do follow us by clicking on the image link on the left.

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Get Composting & Saving Water

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It is that time of year when activity in the garden has slowed down but you can still plan ahead.

I'm not going to try and convince you to save water or make your own compost because there is so much in the press about it at the moment explaining how it can save you money and look after the environment.

Instead I'm going to point you in the right direction to get hold of composters and water butts especially if you have made some New Year resolutions to be a bit more self sustaining and reduce the amount of waste you create.

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