… as it targets younger gardening enthusiasts

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LANGHOLM’S third Buccleuch Centre in Bloom is aiming to have more for children to do this year.

Organiser Julie Maxwell has set up two demonstrations – making an ant farm (picture, top of page) and making an edible frog pond –for younger aspiring gardeners and hopes to give children a free packet of seeds. Ms Maxwell said: “The primary reason for holding such an event is to bring people such as Cochrane’s Nurseries to Langholm for all the people who do not have their own transport, giving them an opportunity to purchase items for their garden.

“Latimer’s of Langholm also do incredibly well when they bring all their garden items and furniture here.”

The gardening event also attracts stallholders selling food, drinks, soap and other items and the coffee shop will be open as usual.

Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Research Centre will also talk about its project “bugs in the garden”, a master composter will pass on tips and a representative of Making the Most of the Moorland will talk about birds and animals found in gardens.

Buccleuch Centre in Bloom runs from 10am to 1pm on Saturday