Blooming gorgeous baskets

CANALSIDE Farm, near Stafford, has announced it will be holding its popular hanging basket workshops again this year.

The workshops, which completely sold out last year, will be held on May 15, 16, 21 and 22,at 6.30pm.

They will give people a chance to put together their own hanging baskets and containers, as well as seek advice and guidance from the experienced staff on hand.

The cost is £5 per person and places must be pre-booked.

Owners Chris and Wendy Barton have been growing and nurturing pot plants for the past 20 years and during this time have produced more than 60,000 hanging baskets for residents and businesses across Staffordshire.

Wendy and Chris will help you create a perfect hanging basket.

Wendy said:“The great thing about hanging baskets is they are accessible to everyone – whether you have a large garden or a tiny porch – the smallest of spaces can take one.”

Participants can take their own basket or container (or choose one from the shop) and the compost and plants will be supplied, with a charge for the products used. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of plants such as surfinias, fuchsias, trailing begonias and geraniums. 

Canalside Farm, Shop and Café is open every day between 9am and 5pm and is located in Great Haywood, six miles from Stafford. It is situated just off the A51, between Stone and Rugeley, or can be accessed via the A518 from Stafford (ST18 0RQ).

 For further information and to book a place on the workshop visit telephone 01889 881747.