Plants, history and contest plans

Gardeners in Cheltenham are hosting a plant fair and getting an insight into the history of vegetable growing.

Tomatoes will be among the plants at the fair

Lynda Warren will be talking about her father’s experience and her own research in ‘The Wartime Kitchen Garden’.

The talk is being hosted by Charlton Kings in Bloom, a voluntary group that promotes gardening in the Charlton Kings area of Cheltenham.

Members are also planning a plant fair outside the King’s Hall on May 13 from 9am to noon with vegetables, including tomatoes, annuals and perennials.

And the annual garden competition will take place later in the year.

The talk will be held at the Stanton Rooms, Charlton Kings in Cheltenham on Friday April 28, 2017. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £6 to include refreshments. They are available from The Forge newsagent (01242 523729).

For more details about Charlton Kings in Bloom, visit the website.

Plant sale helps children

Gardeners can stock up on bedding, early flowering herbaceous, alpines and vegetables at a fundraising plant sale in Cheltenham this Saturday.

The Friends of Pittville are organising the event to raise money for the new children’s play area in Pittville Park and for their work to improve the Pittville area of Cheltenham.

Plants will be supplied by Dundry Nurseries, Hoo House Nursery and members of Cheltenham Horticultural Society and FoP.

The plant sale on Saturday May 21 runs from 10am to 1pm at Central Cross Drive, Pittville, next to the park’s cafe.

For more information about the Friends of Pittville see here

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