Planting at Sandylands completed for 2015!

The plants are all in Fred now waiting for fruit production in March. Winter production in Freda of large and cherry-on-the vine and other trial varieties looking good. Photos to follow!


Biomass at Hornsfield October 2015.

Plans for a Biomass Power Plant at Hornsfield Nurseries is in Progress......

Preparation for new Biomass Power Plant. October 2015.


Go-Karting September 2015.

Go-Karting time again. This year Roly triumphed again to beat all opposition to first place on the podium. Dainius took 2nd position and Cristian rallied in to 3rd place.

Go-Karting 13th September 2015.


BBC filming for 'My Life on a Plate'.

In June (2015), the chef Brian Turner came over to do some filming for his series 'My Life on a Plate'. Roly can be seen talking to Brian Turner at Sandylands Nurseries in the programme looking at Alistair McGowan's life in the Vale of Evesham. The part of the series R & L Holt feature in was shown on BBC 1 Tuesday 10th November. 

Laura, Rick and Roly Holt filming with Brain Turner. June 2015.



Growers United Football tournament Saturday 18th July.

This year Side shoots FC reached the last 16 out of 32 teams. Last year they were runners up. Roly and Plamen then played for Growers United against Soap stars the same day but lost 3-0. It's the taking part that counts. Nonetheless, a good effort. Again, money raised goes to Birmingham Children's Hospital and Cancer Research.

The players at Evesham United Football Stadium.


Growers United v Liverpool Legend Saturday 11th July.

This year Roly and Plamen took part in a football match playing for Growers United against Liverpool legend at Evesham United football ground Saturday 11th July. Despite a valliant effort, Growers United lost 2-1.

Roly taking on Liverpool legend Paul Walsh.


Plamen also taking on the legends. 


Grower of the Year Awards 2015, London, February.

R & L Holt attended the Grower of the Year Awards in London, in February and we were Highly Commended for both Best Business Innovation and Salad Grower of the Year categories. We enjoyed a lovely dinner followed by Jazz music!



Tomato Inspiration Award 2015!

Roly Holt speaking at the Tomato Inspiration Award Event in Berlin 05/02/15.

R & L Holt after being shortlisted in the top ten of the best tomato grower in the world in the field of Crop & Process technology came second. The winner was Duijvestijn Tomaten from the Netherlands with their work on geothermal energy.


Charity Fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK and Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Members of R & L Holt football team attended a Growers United FC charity event 30/01/2015.

Great night was had by all and lots of money raised for Cancer Research UK and Birmingham Children's Hospital!


Winter crop November 2014

Winter crop looking good! Started picking week 46.