Jayne Bostock has been donating plants to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts South Notts Local Group Spring Fair for the last 3 years and in the months leading up to the fair she had plants all over the place (last year she counted the plants, as a matter of interest, and there were over a hundred!). So when it became apparent, this year, that the fair would be cancelled, she had to think of some way to find homes for the plants and selling them for donations at the end of the drive seemed an obvious thing to do, as there were so many people passing by on their walks and with garden centres closed people were desperate for plants.
The first day Jayne put plants out went very well, with people telephoning friends and family to come and have a look. It made her realise that there was definitely a market for anything plant-wise, and if she didn't have something someone wanted, she'd go and get a root from a pot in her garden. So, she sowed extra seeds and since mid-April had put out plants on 6 more occasions with a board explaining what the sale was for and asking for donations.