Month: October 2013
British gardens are set to turn a shade of black next summer after horticulturists developed the world’s first black petunia plant.
The dramatic new flowers, named Black Velvet, were developed using natural breeding techniques to turn them a dark black colour and will be on sale at a premium price of £2-£3 per plant. The rare plants, which have taken four years to perfect, are due to blossom in British gardens for the first time next spring.
This year’s Uppingham in Bloom Ball took place at the Falcon Hotel on 28th September, 2013. Front garden competition winners were presented with their prizes before the ball by Richard Harman, Headmaster of Uppingham School. Photographers from Sonara Studios and Rutland Pride magazine were in attendance.
The Falcon did us proud again, with the room looking fantastic and a delicious dinner for the guests. Breeze, the band, got everyone dancing and singing along. A fantastic array of raffle prizes donated by local businesses and supporters along with an amazing silent auction for a balloon ride courtesy of Moores Estate Agents made a fantastic amount of money.
All proceeds go towards the cost of planting and watering of our amazing floral displays around the Town.