Plant sale at House of Dun

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The Angus Members’ Centre of the National Trust for Scotland will be having their first Plant Sale of the year on Sunday (May 18) from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m., in the courtyard at the House of Dun.

A spokesperson for the group explained: “If you need to find a few replacement plants for those that could not cope with the wet winter, or perhaps you are planning a new bed in the garden, do come along to our plant sale and see what we have to offer. Some plants are specials, some are more ordinary, but all will be good value.”

The majority of plants are grown locally by the Members Centre Gardeners, so are suitable for the Angus climate and will be properly hardened off. There will be assorted perennials, shrubs, fruit bushes, etc. but come early for the best selection. This year we have a number of different rowans and a few fruit bushes, as well as a variety of trees/shrubs which could be used for hedging - including Laurel, Holly, Euonymous, Privet, Senecio and Cotoneaster. Fresh local rhubarb and preserves will also be available.

The spokesperson added: “If you are unable to make it, you can always visit our plant stall in the courtyard at the House of Dun some other day. We endeavour to keep the stall well stocked with new plants every week, but obviously we have many more plants available the day of the plant sale - and the Members Centre Gardeners will be around to give useful advice.”

To supply all these plants, the Members Centre Gardeners can go through over 2000 pots a year and are always looking for more, especially those of one litre and above (i.e. more than five inches in diameter). If you have any of these larger pots surplus to your requirements, please bring them along to the plant sale or drop them off at the group’s stall.

The spokesperson said: “As usual, if you have any plants that are surplus to your needs they could be just what somebody else wants. Please contact Charles on 01307 463860.”