Gardening tips from expert at St Catherine’s Hospice annual plant sale

Posted on - 8th May, 2014 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Bill Blackledge will be on hand to give gardening advice

Bill Blackledge will be on hand to give gardening advice

A Preston hospice’s plant sale is to have a special guest.


Gardening guru Bill Blackledge joins shoppers on Sunday at the annual St Catherine’s Hospice plant and pre-loved goods sale.

BBC Radio Lancashire are also going to be down at the sale broadcasting live from the event for their weekly show Lancashire Outdoors.

Bill said: “With the summer months quickly approaching I am really looking forward to this year’s St Catherine’s Hospice plant sale.

“It gives me the opportunity to advise the general public which plants will grow well in the north west climate and which plants will be the best to grow in their gardens.

“I will also be asking the public to think about growing a few pollinating plants which would be ideal for bees, butterflies and insects. There will be a wide range of plants for sale and we will all be supporting the needs of St Catherine’s Hospice.”

The event runs from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 11 May at the hospice on Lostock Lane.

Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We always look forward to our annual plant sale as a sign that spring has well and truly arrived.

“We hope lots of people will come along and get some advice for their gardens – whether it’s a sprawling green space or a yarden with a few plant pots, you can be sure you’ll pick up plenty of tips on how to get the best out of the area you’ve got.

“Not only that, but in buying your plants from the hospice you’ll be helping to raise vital funds for St Catherine’s – helping us to provide care and support to patients, their families and loved ones.”

Have you been to the plant sale before? Are you going this year? Let us know in the comments below

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