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Newcarron Garden Club Plots Second Award Win

29 April 2022

Newcarron Garden Club Plots Second Award Win

The warmer spring weather has inspired Newcarron’s Resident Gardening Club to make big summer plans for their grounds.

Residents have got a taste of glory after bagging an ‘Advinia In Bloom’ award in the ‘Ground To Fork’ category for their magnificent beets.

Work has already begun on planting for the 2022 competition, and a group of Residents took a trip to a nearby garden centre to get ideas.

They want to put up a good fight and enjoy the spoils of their hard work during the summer.

Activities Co-ordinator Hazel Phillips says they’ve now drawn up a wish list of items for the Newcarron project.

Hazel said: “It’s game on at Newcarron Court – we want another award!

“The Residents came up with some lovely ideas when they went to Torwood Garden Centre – and we’re fundraising to buy things from their wish list.

“We’d like to do a purple and white floral colour scheme, so we’re asking for donations towards our plants – and some big pots.

“The Residents have been outside in the sunshine for potting duties, and it’s been a great activity to keep them active.

“We’re all excited to see what we can achieve together for this year’s competition.”

After the success of last year’s beetroot crop, the Residents are keen to cultivate some produce.

They’re hoping to grow delicious tomato plants to keep the Newcarron kitchen well-stocked this summer.

Hazel said: “It’s so nice to eat food you’ve grown yourself – and an excellent way to be more sustainable.

“Fingers crossed that our harvest is bountiful, and we get to enjoy some beautiful plants over the next few months!”