A Bolton-based interior designer has partnered up with one of the North West's biggest garden centres.

Allyson Houghton founded her brand Allumi two and a half years ago, selling candles, wax melts, diffusers and wellbeing products.

Her range is now on sale at Bents Garden Centre at Leigh End, Glazebury, which attracts more than a million visitors each year.

The brand forms a part of her company Ideas Interior.

She was approached by Bents after one of the store's buyers smelt one of Allyson's fragrances in a friend's home.

Allyson said: "She loved it, asked where it was from and then contacted me about having the range on sale in the store.

"It was an absolute dream come true.

"Although lockdown has been a difficult time for everyone, my business is mainly online and so I've been kept busy."

All of her handmade products are produced using natural ingredients. During lockdown she even handed out hand-creams to front-line workers.

Allyson said: "When I started out with Allumi, I wanted to create a natural range that could be used safely at home by anyone with allergies and around children and pets.

"I've extended the range over time and am still adding new products.

"I'm proud to say that everything in Allumi is British-made."