Planting for the future

Budding young gardeners have been sowing the seeds of competition.

Pupils from Beaconhill, Eastlea and Shanklea primary schools competed to create the best planted container as part of Cramlington in Bloom 2014.

The youngsters put their green fingers to the test as they teamed up with Manor Walks, Azure Garden Centre and Cramlington Town Council for the annual horticultural challenge.

They visited Azure Garden Centre for inspiration before each school planted their floral designs at Manor Walks Shopping & Leisure.

Bruno Coppola, Manor Walks’ general manager, said: “Pupils from all of the schools have been extremely enthusiastic and it was a real pleasure to have them join the team at Manor Walks as they planted their designs.”

“This year’s entry is not only helping to create an environment which residents can be proud of now, but one that is also teaching our future generations to take pride in where they live.”