Harborough volunteers at Gardeners’ world Live

Harborough in Bloom
Harborough in Bloom

A group of volunteers who help to keep Market Harborough looking pretty have been selected to exhibit at Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC.

Market Harborough in Bloom (MHiB) volunteers are showcasing their Bee Friendly window box in the summer window box competition at the show, which starts today.

Volunteer co-ordinator Margaret Richards said: “I filled in an application form which was open to professionals, horticulturalists and groups and told them what plants we would be using and why.

“We wanted to make the window box bee and butterfly friendly and show that you don’t need to have a big garden to attract insects.

“We got a letter back saying we had been selected and went up on Sunday to set up. Everyone was given the same container and potting medium and the window boxes will be on show from Thursday to Sunday.”

The group was set up 19 years ago and plants the containers in and around the town, the railway station and looks after the rose garden in Welland Park. They meet every Monday at 10am at The Potting Shed in Welland Park and are always looking for new members, no gardening knowledge is necessary.

For details about MHiB go to www.mhibv.org.uk.