Plant sale raises cash to buy tree for Queen
GREEN fingered volunteers from Middleton-in-Bloom did a brisk trade selling a variety of plants to raise funds for a jubilee project they have planned.
The group hopes to raise enough money to buy a jubilee tree to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Members hope it will be planted at Wesley Terrace play park.
Pam Phillips said: “We have to get all the permissions to do it but that’s the plan.
“Plants for the sale were donated by Morrison’s and Ravensworth Nurseries. All of the tomato plants came from Fran Easby and her neighbour and the rest of the plants have come from us.”
The crafty members of Middleton-in-Bloom have also been busy knitting and crocheting adornments for the village’s many iron bollards that line the streets.
Most are red, white and blue ball toppers, while some at Seed Hill were decorated with intricately knitted flora.