Staff from the Blue Diamond group, jumped at the chance to help Greenfingers on Garden Re-Leaf Day.
Managing Director Alan Roper was first in line to sign up when Nursery Export/Trade Manager Jill Kerr rallied staff at Fryer’s Garden Centre to take part in their 24 hour Plant-athon. He was closely followed by staff from Fryer’s and nearby centres including Derby and Trentham.
On Friday 18th March, staff potted 1350 bare root roses were hand potted throughout the full 24 hrs all of which are to be sold to raise money for Greenfingers.
The Fryer’s team were supported by Cheshire’s Gardening royalty, including former Head Gardener from Tatton Park, Sam Youd and the Mayor of Knutsford.
BBC Radio Stoke helped to promote their event and BBC Radio Manchester went along to the centre from where they held their special Saturday morning gardening show.
Jill said “We hope that the public will continue to support Greenfingers by buying the Charity roses which will go on sale at the end of April from Fryer’s Roses and in all other Blue Diamond centres. Roses can be pre ordered by calling 01565 755455.