Back in September, I told about the upcoming charity plant swap in aid of Veryan Parish Hall, and encouraged you to starting thinking about any plants you could swap and share with fellow gardeners.
The date is set – Saturday 18th May, from 10am to 2pm. You can drop off plants beforehand at the village hall, or with the experienced advice team in the preceding days or just bring them with you.
Entry will be £2.50, and for that you will get a free plant in addition to anything you swap. Light refreshments will be available for a donation. All donations and entry proceeds will go towards the repair of the hall’s facilities.
One change we are making in response to requests from folks who are new to gardening, or don’t feel they have anything they can swap, is that plants will also be for sale, at fair prices. So don’t feel you can’t come if you have nothing to swap!
We have lots of plants ready for new homes already: Algerian iris (see picture), Japanese Acers, Holly, Cordylines, Hydrangeas, Asters, Rudbeckias, Grasses, Chillis and Tomatoes – too many to mention! February is a great month to start sowing flowers and veg, continue dividing, taking cuttings and digging up seedlings, so do a little more of everything and come along and have some fun with us.
Gardeners, landscapers and florists etc are welcome to advertise their businesses and meet and greet prospective customers for a small donation, but not to sell plants for their own benefit.
If you’d like to be involved, or have any questions, please contact me, Helen Robins, on email@example.com.