Kids dig in to ‘Get Forfar Blooming’

Michael Ower and Eleanor Gledhill with young members of the Strathmore Primary School Gardening Club.
Michael Ower and Eleanor Gledhill with young members of the Strathmore Primary School Gardening Club.

GREEN-FINGERED pupils at Strathmore Primary School are doing their bit to bring some colour into Forfar.

The pupils have taken up the challenge laid down by Angus councillor Lynne Devine to ‘Get Forfar Blooming’ and are now busy tending plants donated to the school’s gardening club by Michael Ower of the Ferngreen Garden Centre in Kirriemuir Road.

The club, led by volunteer Christine Farquhar, is open to all pupils in primary one to seven and they have already completed a number of projects.

Christine said: “I saw the article in the Dispatch asking for people to help get Forfar blooming and I thought the gardening club kids could take part.

“Michael of Ferngreen donated 150 blue and white lobelia plug plants which we are now looking after before they can be planted out in tubs and baskets.

“This is our fourth year running the gardening club and the kids now grow lots of fruit and vegetables. We have been allocated a piece of ground within the school where we are going to make a maze for the children to play in. We are also creating a 1940s garden with seeds we got as part of a project run by the Chelsea Flower Show.”

If you would like to plant up an area of Forfar and are interested in joining in the campaign to ‘Get Forfar Blooming’ contact Councillor Devine on 07827 986 672.