A WOOLSTON Sixth Form College student has turned his love of gardening and horticulture into his very own blooming business.

Jacob Cannell, from Birchwood, has cerebral palsy and since starting college in September, has been studying horticulture and growing a variety of plants and vegetables.

The 17-year-old has always loved being creative and decided to use his spare time to set up Jake's Makes, his own business selling plants he has grown himself.

Explaining how it all started, the green-fingered teenager said: "My college closed in March due to Covid-19 and we started to spend more time in my garden as I had just had my birthday and got some raised beds which I planted up with different flowers and veg.

"I wanted whatever I made to be as environmentally friendly as possible, so I started saving any tins and cans I used and asking friends and family to do the same.

Warrington Guardian:

"My mum and dad helped me to set up an Instagram and Facebook page, and I put a couple of my designs on to see if anyone wanted to buy them.

"They flew out and for the last three weeks I’ve been busy keeping up with everyone’s orders."

Jake's creative designs can be viewed on Instagram by searching Jakes_makes_17 and on Facebook with Jake’s Makes.

"It’s been amazing and I’ve been so supported by family and friends spreading the word," Jake added.

"My dad drives me round to deliver and my brother helps too.

"I love what I do and I am always coming up with new ideas to try and hopefully my business will grow from here."