Plug plants advice at Louth Garden Centre

GARDENERS are invited to a free advice weekend next month on planting up beds and containers with traditional, British-grown bedding and plug plants in time for the Jubilee celebrations.

On March 3 and 4, Louth Garden Centre is hosting a Plug Plant Weekend to showcase young plants grown in Britain and to offer related planting tips.

Jane Allen-Chilman, Manager of Louth Garden Centre in Legbourne Road, said: “There has been a recent resurgence of interest in bedding and plug plants, which were exceptionally popular for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in the 1970s. People are looking to create traditional planting schemes using patriotic colours to mark the Diamond Jubilee weekend from June 2 until June 5.

“Those who attend our free weekend will be able to receive advice on what bedding and plug plants to grow and how they can bring colour to their gardens in time for the Jubilee celebrations.

“Our plug plants, which are small bedding plants ideal for beds, containers and hanging baskets, have all been grown in Britain and represent the best of British.

“During the weekend, staff will be on hand to give visitors complimentary ideas on spring gardening, as well as giving advice on planting and colour schemes for all bedding plants.”