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Frampton Gardening Club

As we walked into Frampton Village Hall for our September meeting of the gardening club, we were treated to magnificent display of plants at the front of the hall.

Colin and Karan, the owners of Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, in Market Deeping, came to talk to us about these lovely plants, and about how their nursery began in 1999, just because they sold a few plants from their farm gate! It is a ‘plant lovers’ nursery, and they sell many unusual plants along with the usual garden favourites.

Colin spoke with equal passion and knowledge about each plant – and he did amazingly, speak about each and every plant on the tables, telling us where they would grow best, what they would look good with, and much more information than you could read on a plant label. Colin’s’ enthusiasm for them was infectious - which was obvious by the amount of plants we all came away with, plus the information that we could buy more by mail order if we can’t get to the nursery in person. A win, win situation!

We had our usual raffle and cup of tea afterwards before we set off home with our new plants and lots of ideas and information to use in our gardens.

If you would like to join us at any of our meetings we meet on the last Thursday of each month, 7.30pm at Frampton Village Hall, Middlegate Road. We have a meeting in November and then a break until the Spring. Our Christmas meal will be on Thursday January 18th 2024 at the Thatched Cottage in Sutterton. For more information, contact Ray Harding on 01205723181 or Maggie Welberry on 01205722382.