Monthly Archives: May 2020

Plant Sales – past and future

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A staggering £316 worth of plants flew out of Beryl’s garden last weekend: Well done Beryl and many thanks to her generous U3A Gardening group!

This is also a reminder about Heather & Carol’s sale in aid of the NGS ‘Help Support our Nurses’ appeal They’re holding the sale in St Stephens Park in Saturday 23 May from 10 am to 12 noon. Access is via a wide grassy entrance between numbers 42 and 44 on St Stephens Avenue, and they’ll put up NGS arrows on the day.
The plants will be on widely spaced tables and crates. The ‘stalls’ won’t be manned because of social distancing requirements, and payment will be into honesty boxes. Please bring a mixture of coins and notes so you won’t require change, also bring your own bags.

Plant Sales – update

 

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Connaught Road sale

Last Friday, Liz Egre and Lesley Hopkins raised £90 for HHPS funds with a pop-up and socially-distanced sale in Connaught Road.

David Singleton’s fuchsias formed part of a sale organised by Anastasia the same weekend. Kerchingggg! another seriously impressive £125! 

This weekend, starting tomorrow and lasting 3 days, Beryl will be selling from her home to her local U3A gardening group, all the while maintaining social distancing.

And finally, advance notice of Heather & Carol’s sale to be held on Saturday 23 May in aid of the NGS special ‘Help Support Our Nurses’ appeal.

They’re holding it in St Stephens Park from 10 am to 12 noon. Access is via a wide grassy entrance between numbers 42 and 44 on St Stephens Avenue, and they’ll put up NGS arrows on the day.
The plants will be on widely spaced tables and crates. The ‘stalls’ won’t be manned because of social distancing requirements, and payment will be into honesty boxes. Please bring a mixture of coins and notes so you won’t require change, also bring your own bags.

Postponed – Plant Sale

In spite of current levels of hope surrounding relaxation of lockdown, the committee has decided to cancel the booking of the URC Hall on 30 May. It was felt that it would be too risky  to members and public alike, even if permitted.

Many thanks to Su who had the publicity in hand, and Beryl who has been nurturing plants all year since the last sale. We would love to see comments, or receive suggestions by email as we consider options for reducing the stock of plants and boosting our income.

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