PEOPLE from the West Midlands interested in getting free tips on how to grow their own fruit and vegetables can take advantage of a free Grow Your Own advice clinic at a garden centre in the county this month .
The clinic is part of Blooms Solihull Garden Centre’s Allotment Weekend on August 15 and 16, which has been organised to tie in with National Allotments Week from August 10 until 16.
Paul Marsh, Manager of Blooms Solihull Garden Centre, which is located on Kenilworth Road near Hampton-in-Arden, said: “We are hosting this weekend to give people interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables free advice on how to set up their own allotment or veg patch in their back garden.
“We’re also inviting people who are having any problems growing fruit and vegetables or would like advice on caring for their plants to come along to have their queries answered.
“People can visit our complimentary GYO advice clinics from 11am until noon and 2pm until 3pm on both Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16. They will be staffed by our in-house experts.”
Visitors will also be able to find out the best ways to maintain and cultivate their plot.
There will also be a free allotment gardening advice leaflet available for people to take home, while stocks last.
National Allotments Week is organised by the National Allotment Gardens Trust. It aims to raise the profile and positively promote the activity of allotment gardening, and its availability to all.
To find out more call 01675 442 866 or visit www.yourgardeningclub.co.uk.