We would like to say 'thank you' to growers and customers alike for their support of our Plant and Produce Sales during 2016. Last year we raised £1,250 which was donated to the Church for its work with young people. Funds raised since we started in 2006 now total £62,637.
We held comparatively few Plant Sales outside the Bradbury Centre in 2016, but were pleased with the success of more frequent ad-hoc table top sales held inside The Meeting Place on Saturday & Sunday mornings – sometimes just served by an 'Honesty Box'. And this is the pattern we think we might be able to maintain this year.
As a consequence of the forthcoming building works just outside the Bradbury Centre doors, and the closing of the Council Car Park, outdoor sales will be impractical for a while. We have however built up a significant number of regular customers who ask for particular plants each year, such as 'Hot Lips', Trailing Geraniums and the popular Yellow Daisies. Plus our vegetable growers who like to order their Tomato plants, Courgettes and Runner Beans. If these are requested early enough, it may be possible to produce sufficient seedlings and cuttings to meet these orders and have surplus for table top sales.
If you are interested in any of these plants, do let us know earlier rather than later.
It would be very satisfying if, despite all the hurdles, we could keep our traditions going - albeit in a lower key.
Rose St Gardeners