Trelawney Garden Centre at Ashford is awaiting confirmation that its 12ft diameter pom pom is the largest in the world.

Trelawney craft centre manager Anne Lynn and general manager Caroline Howell-Williams with the beginnings of the giant pom pom last month.Trelawney craft centre manager Anne Lynn and general manager Caroline Howell-Williams with the beginnings of the giant pom pom last month.

A NORTH Devon garden centre has revealed its attempt to break the world record for the world's largest pom pom.

Last month the Gazette revealed how Trelawney Garden Centre in Ashford was urging customers to come forward with balls of wall and get stuck in.

Now the centre has unveiled the four-feet wide and 12ft diameter creation as it awaits the verdict from the Guinness World Records.

Visitors to the garden centre can take part in a competition to guess how many balls of wool went into the pom pom for a £1 donation to Action for Children.

The shop, restaurant and gardens have also been 'yarn bombed' in aid of the charity, with colourful pom poms, knitted creations and decorations on display for all to see.

"It took us nine weeks to make the pom pom with the help of volunteers who also donated pieces of knitting for our 'yarn bombing'," said Fiona Kelly of Trelawney.

"Because it's a children's charity we wanted to create something that children could come and enjoy as well.

"We just want to thank everyone who has donated any wool or knitting and who helped make this all happen."

The garden centre submitted its application to break the world record and will know if it successful within the next six weeks.

Anyone wishing to visit the 'yarn bombing' display can do so until mid September and donations to Action for Children can be made at the till points.