Former Tower FM radio DJ Vix launches her own gardening business

Radio DJ Vix launches her own gardening business

Vix Robinson, left, with Kevin and Emma Davies

Vix Robinson

Vix Robinson, centre, with Kevin and Emma Davies

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , news feature writer

RADIO star Vix Robinson has gone from playing CDs to planting seeds — after launching her own gardening business.

And the green-fingered DJ has even scored her first celebrity clients — former Bolton Wanderers favourite Kevin Davies and his wife Emma.

Known fondly by loyal listeners as Vix, the 39-year-old from Horwich was left shell-shocked when she was replaced as the breakfast presenter at Tower FM earlier this year.

But the keen gardener, who has an RHS level two certificate, was soon writing a column in The Bolton News — and this gave her a push to set up her own enterprise, Vix’s Gardening and Maintenance Services.

Vix said: “When I left Tower I really didn’t know what to do. But when The Bolton News gave me the gardening column it gave me a purpose and made me realise that I wanted to do this as a career.

“I have always loved gardening since I was tiny — probably about four years old. My grandad had an allotment and my mum loved it too, so I guess gardening was in the blood.

“I have been friends with Kevin’s wife Emma for a while now and she encouraged me to go for it. She even asked me to sort out their garden, which I was honoured to do as it is beautiful.

“I think it can be quite overwhelming for people to know what to do in their gardens, so I want to not only do designing and general upkeep but I also want to educate people about how to grow and plant themselves.”

Emma said: “Vix has sorted out our garden for us and it looks amazing. My herb garden has gone from being a mass of weeds to an area I can actually walk through to collect rosemary, mint, fennel and other herbs when I cook.

“Being a female gardener is a niche market so I am sure she will be very successful. I recommend her 100 per cent and I am so excited she has agreed to be our glamorous gardener.”

l Don’t miss Vix’s gardening column in The Bolton News on Saturday

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11:13am Wed 13 Aug 14

Donkey Stone says...

Good Luck Vix, from the guy who takes you to the airport. I will visit soon with "the one who must be obeyed" as she loves gardening.
Good Luck Vix, from the guy who takes you to the airport. I will visit soon with "the one who must be obeyed" as she loves gardening. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 11

11:28am Wed 13 Aug 14

Brumas says...

Good luck with the new venture Vix, I oft remember the Laughs we had when you were on Tower FM, when I described women that wear tight leggings has Ferret Jugglers.
Good luck with the new venture Vix, I oft remember the Laughs we had when you were on Tower FM, when I described women that wear tight leggings has Ferret Jugglers. Brumas
  • Score: 6

11:42am Wed 13 Aug 14

Hannah4 says...

Good luck Vix. Miss you in a morning.
Good luck Vix. Miss you in a morning. Hannah4
  • Score: 6

12:53pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Chrome1 says...

Yes good luck. Nothing like a big advert posing as a news story.
Yes good luck. Nothing like a big advert posing as a news story. Chrome1
  • Score: -16

1:30pm Wed 13 Aug 14

calvin street says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Yes good luck. Nothing like a big advert posing as a news story.
Well said. How much did she pay bolton news for the PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Yes good luck. Nothing like a big advert posing as a news story.[/p][/quote]Well said. How much did she pay bolton news for the PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT calvin street
  • Score: -8

2:05pm Wed 13 Aug 14

the judgement day says...

Once again another advertising feature parading as news "Theo from Olympus chippy" must be going out of his mind waiting for some free exposure
Once again another advertising feature parading as news "Theo from Olympus chippy" must be going out of his mind waiting for some free exposure the judgement day
  • Score: -3

1:39am Thu 14 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

Who????

Radio star????

Good luck to her, she, like everyone else needs an income. I'd rather be radio presenting that effing about in a garden.
Who???? Radio star???? Good luck to her, she, like everyone else needs an income. I'd rather be radio presenting that effing about in a garden. wsw69
  • Score: 4

9:04pm Thu 28 Aug 14

stevet1964 says...

never amazes me how people have always got to **** and be negative to anyone who is mentioned in the news ,no matter what reason , always think its down to publicity although why not if it helps increase business, ,thats marketing for you, bitter and twisted people , get a life ,ones who comment are prob sat on their arses all day and have no get up and go to do something with their own lives but **** about others .
never amazes me how people have always got to **** and be negative to anyone who is mentioned in the news ,no matter what reason , always think its down to publicity although why not if it helps increase business, ,thats marketing for you, bitter and twisted people , get a life ,ones who comment are prob sat on their arses all day and have no get up and go to do something with their own lives but **** about others . stevet1964
  • Score: -1

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