I hope you are all keeping healthy and happy during lockdown and are enjoying having time to spend in your gardens – we certainly are!
If you have had a chance to go into the village, you will have seen that many of our volunteers are still managing to maintain our beds on an individual basis, rather than our usual community effort, due to the lockdown restrictions. Many of us have been sowing seeds at home and then planting out the seedlings when they are big enough. Some of us have been so successful with our sowing at home, that we now have an excess of plants and no space to put them, either in our gardens, or in the village. So we wondered if other people might be in the same situation, with an excess of seedlings? Or alternatively, others may have had difficulty getting hold of seeds, and would love some plants to go into their garden?
So we have decided to run a plant ‘swap’, which will work in the following way:
If you have an excess of plants that you do not need, please drop them off at the carpet shop. If you go up the steps onto the patio, please leave them out of the way, behind the wall, near the shop itself. You can drop off your plants at any time before Saturday 30th May.
If you need any plants for your garden, come along between 10 and 11am on Saturday 30th May. A member of our team will be available to explain what plants are available and give any advice you may need about their care, from a safe distance. We would ask that only one person comes up onto the patio at a time, so if we are busy talking to someone, please wait until they have left before you join us.
Please note! You DO NOT need to donate plants in order to take plants. Feel free to just donate, just take or do both! It is about making sure that plants have a home to go to and don’t get wasted.
The focus of Home Grown in Holmes Chapel is vegetable and fruit growing, but if you happen to have an excess of flowering plants as well, we will be happy to receive those donations too.
Any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know.
In the meantime, happy growing!
The Home Grown Team