Market aid for your garden

Steve Penney of Waltham Herbs
Steve Penney of Waltham Herbs

WITH summer fast approaching it is an ideal time to groom your garden, brighten up your back yard and enjoy long, lazy days in the outside space you have always dreamed of.

If you are planning on purchasing some new plants or a pretty hanging basket, why not also do your bit for the local economy by buying from local traders?

Market Rasen Gardeners’ Market is in town on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 from from 9am-4pm.

There will be all kinds of plants on offer at more than 20 stalls in the Market Place and Festival Hall.

If that was not enough, landscape designer Sue Neave will be on hand to answer any questions and solve all of your gardening problems.

One of the traders, Steve Penney of Caistor-based Waltham Herbs, thinks there are many reason why we should support local traders.

He said: “Buying locally is better for the environment as local products haven’t been transported for miles. In our particular case, items are produced locally as well.

“If you come to the market you’ll be dealing with the people who have grown the plants. They’ll know the ins and outs of the plants – things like where they can be placed and other tips of the trade.

“There’ll be a full range – bedding plants, alpines, perennials, shrubs and hanging baskets.”

The market will also feature a range of craft stalls, charity stalls and a selection of hot and cold food.

This will be the 10th anniversary of the gardeners’ market in the town and, for the first time, the main organisers of the event are Market Rasen and District Lions Club.

The event is being supported financially by both the town council and West Lindsey District Council.

For more information call Steve Penney on 07949 883091.