BBC Window Box Competition sponsored by PRO-GROW and Elho

BBC Window Box Competition sponsored by PRO-GROW and Elho


New for 2015, the BBC Gardeners’ World Live launches its Window Box Competition in association with Veolia Pro-Grow  and Elho products, to showcase the huge public interest in container gardening – a versatile, practical and cost effective way for everyone to get growing. The Window Box Competition was open to all West Midlands-based gardeners, gardening groups and professional horticulturalists. The aim of the display was to inspire visitors, revealing how you can brighten up even the smallest spaces or inner-city streets through imaginative container planting, both decorative and edible. The window boxes were judged by BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editor Lucy Hall and award-winning garden designer and journalist James Alexander-Sinclair.

Our composting site in Pitsea donated 4 tonnes of high quality Pro-Grow Soil Conditioner 10mm to this competition. Raquel Carrasco, Organics and Technology Director at Veolia said:"Window boxes give an opportunity for everyone to express their creativity and display their favourite foliage. Pro-Grow offers gardeners a great range of products for their imaginative designs so that every window box thrives to the fullest!"

The winner is Paul Martin who is a graphic designer by profession and has been nurturing his love for gardening by undertaking a part-time course in Horticulture at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, he says: "I am delighted to have won the Window Planter competition. The Window Planter competition was an excellent opportunity for me as an amateur gardener to practise skills I have learnt over the year. I have never really planted a window box before and I never thought I would win so I am really proud to have won my very first gardening award at Gardeners’ World Live."

The idea behind his windown boxes was a step back to the 1970s, showcasing houseplants that were synonymous with the decade, but have since fallen out of favour. The window box will embrace the quirky, architectural shapes and colours of the decade and bring the seventies back to life.

Pro-Grow is sharing with you some pictures of his project. Congratulations Paul and thanks to all who help us.


16th June 2015

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