Pop-up plant sale will grow much-needed funds

Getting ready for the plant sale are Ava and Austin Morrison with Jack Robertson whose mum Fiona Robertson is the chairperson of North Connel & District Horticultural Show.

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North Connel & District Horticultural Society is sowing the seeds for a plant sale with a difference this year.

Members are selling and swapping plants in their driveways, at their gates and at road ends to replace the event normally held at Benderloch’s Victory Hall.

Covid cancelled last year’s sale in May and the August show took the form of an online competition.

Funds have taken a hit during the pandemic so the society hoping the alternative plant sale will help boost its coffers.

Pop-up plant stalls will be appearing from the Ben Lora Bookshop and Cafe sign, along the cycle path and as far as Lochnell Primary School and the Barcaldine bus stop. ‘Just keep an eye-out for them,’ says Fiona Robertson, chairperson of North Connel & District Horticultural Show, who is leading the initiative.

Customers will be asked to put a donation in the honesty boxes, leave any spare plants on one of the stalls, go online to PayPal horticulturalshow720@gmail.com or use a QR code featured on posters at the stalls with the PayPal app.

‘We would hope to have a show this August but we aren’t sure if the hall will be available. If not, we’ll have to get creative again,’ added Fiona.

Caption: Getting ready for the plant sale are Ava and Austin Morrison with Jack Robertson whose mum Fiona Robertson is chairperson of North Connel & District Horticultural Show.
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