Budding gardeners get planting tips

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A group of budding gardeners were given top tips from an expert as they planted their prize seedlings recently.

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Over the past few months The Royal Horticultural Society has been sending the school seasonal seedlings. These were a prize for students after they achieved their level three gardening award.

The most recent batch arrived this week with more than 100 plants including tomatoes, strawberries, cabbages and more.

Malcolm Moyle has been tending to his allotment for more than 20 years. He visited students to offer top tips on how they could get the best out of the plants they were putting into their allotment.

He said: “The students have been very enthusiastic. The school is doing well to get young people involved in how to grow things.

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“It is nice to see them bring this area of school to life. The wildlife here is phenomenal with birds and newts and toads. This is a brilliant little oasis on the school site.

“The students have worked hard on this.”

One student, who was helping plant cabbages into the allotment, said: “It is fun to plant the seedlings and I am going to come back and watch them grow.”

Mr Moyle, who is a Councillor on Carn Brea Parish Council, has encouraged students to enter a tallest Sunflower competition for the parish Council’s Gardening competition

The Carn Brea in Bloom competition has categories for all ages.  People are encouraged to contact the parish council for an entry form by calling 01209 313014 or emailing carnbreapc@btconnect.com

Closing date is June 30, 2019.