Warriston Plant Sale, Sunday 23 April, 2017
Perusing plants at the sale
Photo: T. Bremner
The first Warriston plant sale gathered plot holders from all corners of the site. The car park was full. The sun shone. Tea and some really delicious tirimasu donated by a wedding party sustained us.
Trays and pots of plants were displayed in the ‘old leaf mould’ area, most carried (or in some cases, barrowed) away for bargain prices.
Many had been brought along by plot holders.
Tomato plants, red cabbage, kale, bergamot, marjoram, courgettes, lettuce, primulas, candy tuft, an apple tree, apple mint, spring onions, a variety of thymes, corn, globe artichokes, raspberries, evening primrose, violets were just some of the tempting offerings.
A small selection of potatoes, onion sets and shallots were also available for a late sowing.
Straw was delivered and donated by an east side plot holder (bales broken up to furnish strawberry and courgette beds) and fairly flew.
And as an added bonus, two nurseries provided us with lovely locally grown stock. Thanks so much to Redhouse Nurseries and Pentland Plants for supporting our event.
It was a good opportunity to try out the space which was the ‘old leaf mould’ heap as a communal gathering area. Now levelled and fenced, it was noted by a number of plot holders that it felt a very comfortable and welcoming space. Several confirmed their interest in the idea of growing fruit there, siting a couple of benches, as well as allowing space for events like the plant sale. If you agree or have other ideas/comments on this, please do get in touch through the contact page and/or the survey. Take our quick online survey now at www.surveymonkey.co.uk to share your thoughts on the use of communal areas and more. This quick and easy survey closes on 19 May. Paper copies are currently available in the cottage, you can complete and post one in the cottage postbox.
We hope to make the Warriston Plant Sale a regular on the calendar. Let us know if you have any ideas for improving/adding to the success of this year’s outing.