Potato people prompt prizes

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters from Northumberland can make their own Mr and Mrs Potato Heads for a fun competition.

Staff at Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre are challenging children to create weird and wonderful creatures and people from potatoes.

General Manager Roger Wale said: “The competition is part of our Grow Your Own Potatoes Weekend later this month. Any shape or size potato can be entered and any other products can be used to enhance its appearance.”

The winner in the four to seven-year-old and eight to 11-year-old categories will receive a Yeominis Children’s Starting Gardening Carry Bag Kit and a hand trowel and fork from the Joseph Bentley Gardener’s Apprentice range respectively.

The closing date for entries is noon on Sunday, February 19.