Dimmock praises nursery garden

A TV personality has reportedly chosen a St Albans nursery as one of her top ten favourites out of 135 participants in a recent project.

Each of the Busy Bees facilities across the UK were involved in the scheme to design and plant their own Winnie the Pooh garden, according to the St Albans and Harpenden Review.

The aim was to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital, with each of the nurseries being given a pack to establish their own site.

According to the newspaper, celebrity garden and greenhouse expert Charlie Dimmock picked the Smallford nursery as one of her favourites, commenting on it presentation.

"This entry impressed the judges with its colourful and creative design as well as interesting features including stepping stones and a vegetable patch," she told the publication.

Nursery manager Lorraine Middleton explained the children had fun helping to establish and maintain the plot.

Meanwhile, garden and greenhouse enthusiasts were recently asked to tell the Royal Horticultural Society how the tough winter had affected their plants last year.