We have held fairly regular Plant and Cake Sales to enable us to parade some of our non-musical attributes: for example, jewellery, home baking, antiques and collectables and plants. In each of these you will find high quality things to buy at very reasonable prices.
Roy is a member of Trinity Singers, and each year he has supported the choir's fund-raising through using his knowledge and passion for gardening to sell plants he has raised. Roy has written a number of articles for our website in the lead up to the plant sales, about the plants which he has grown.
The plant sale is usually held on a Saturday in May at St Mary's Church, Langford (next to Budgen's Petrol Station).
At the Plant Sale you can also find books, crafts, cakes and other items to buy as well as a cup of tea to refresh you.
2020 saw no organised plant sale at St Mary's. However, Roy was able to organise the sale and safe collection of plants he was growing and raised £225 for Trinity Singers based on our normal 2/3 share of the proceeds. It was a wonderful effort by both Roy and by those of you who took advantage of his kind offer.
Roy has been an avid gardener for more than 50 years with a particular bent for propagation mainly from seed or cuttings. He is a member of the RHS and The Hardy Plant Society (of which he is also a trustee, and chairman of the Somerset Group). He raises plants for sale at HPS plant sales and at Country Markets in Cheddar and Wrington and is careful to offer for sale only plants that reach professional standards of health and presentation. "If I wouldn't buy it in a nursery or garden centre, I won't sell it to anyone else". He has many contacts with some of the best independent specialist nurseries in the south west and has an eye for plants that are unusual and have a WOW factor, though he also offers well-known plants that are tried and tested ie they are well known because they are good! His long experience and plant knowledge enables him to offer sound advice on how to get the best from your plants.
Selection of photos from the 2015 Spring Fayre.