Operation Tub

The Borgue Horticultural Society are not going to be able to hold the Borgue Flower Show this year but have proposed to decorate Borgue with tubs of flowers. The message below from Jo Mercer explains how you can get involved.

No one will be surprised to hear that the Flower Show has been cancelled this year. However, an alternative activity has been suggested – ‘Operation Tub’. The idea is to plant up a tub (or tubs) and fill Borgue with flowers and plants. The tubs have kindly been sourced and half filled with well rotted compost and are available NOW from Sarah McCarthy in Borgue village. Some plants have been donated and are being grown on by Janet Jones at Clamhan Cottage, Plunton and are available for anyone who would like them.

The tubs can be filled with bedding, or any sort of plant or feature – there are no rules! They can be sited outside your house, at your road end, at a handy road junction or in Borgue village. The only request is that people are responsible for watering their own tubs. They can be put out straight away, or as soon as they are ready and refreshed throughout the summer. The only place they cannot be stored for very long is outside Sarah’s house!

Sarah has numbered the tubs, so that we can keep track of them. If it really takes off we can decide at later date to award prizes. It would be great if the tubs could have ‘Borgue Flower Show’ displayed, on a flag, painted on, or with marker pen.If you are unable to pick up a tub, Sarah can deliver.

If you would like to get a tub, please email me at: john@borgue.org and I’ll send you details of how to contact Sarah to arrange a time to pick up a tub.

Please email Janet for details of the plants she is raising and directions – she will leave plants at her road end or we can deliver. clamhan.byre@yahoo.co.uk

These things are all free!