I am having another Meet and Swap Day in my garden in Plaistow, London E13 on Saturday 16th April at 1pm – 5pm, and I hope there will be lots of people interested in coming. The Meet and Swap Day is for anyone interested in gardening, whether you are a total novice or an experienced gardener, having a tiny balcony space or a huge garden - everyone is welcome. It is a great opportunity to meet other GPS growers and have a chat with fellow plantaholics - and a good opportunity to do some swapping and get yourself some new plants. I will especially encourage people who are just starting out on their first garden to come along - chatting to people who has been gardening for a while is a very good way to pick up some tips, and you get the chance to ask questions. You can also bring with you photos on a phone or a pad to show problems or issues you might be struggling with and although there is no guarantee that your problem will be solved, we can always try to help.
Bring along spare plants to swap or sell, they can be potted mature plants or just small cuttings, seedlings, seeds or anything you are willing to part with. But don’t worry if you don’t have any spare plants right now, many of us have plants we are willing to sell instead of swap so you might be able to pick up something nice for a small price to take home.
The Meet and Swap Day is dependent on the weather so if the weather forecast is for rain I will postpone it to Sunday the 17th, same time. If it is raining that day too, it will be postponed to the following Saturday/Sunday. Keep an eye out for a post on Friday the 15th April confirming the date.
NB! This event is not a drop-in, please send me a message using the green button to the right side of this page and let me know whether you are a maybe or a definite for the Meet and Swap Day. (The Send Message button is under the map.) I have a rather small garden so I will have to set a maximum limit of 20 people – book yourself a space as soon as you can!
Hope to see you in my garden!
The Meet and Swap Day will be going ahead on Saturday the 16th at 1-5pm.
The weather forecast has been changing every time I have looked at it the last week, and I assume it will keep changing, there might be some short showers on Saturday but that’s April for you!
I still have plenty of available spaces so just send me a message if you would like to come and meet some fellow growers and perhaps do some plant swapping.