BBC Radio Leicester’s Gardener’s question Time

On Thursday 24th January The Methodist Church on high street was a hive of activity when the local gardener’s question time came to town.

Our very own expert, Derek Cox was on the panel along with Josie Hutchinson and Mike Salotti, ready to answer gardener’s questions. The event was organised by the Syston in Bloom committee. Picture above shows the panel ready to answer any questions.

The programme gave an opportunity to give listeners a flavour of the activities in Syston, with a member of the church giving some history of the Methodist church in Syston. Derek explained how Syston in Bloom had helped develop a wild flower garden at St Peter and St Paul’s school, while Terry Bailey explained the development of a vegetable plot at The Merton Primary school. Both primary school’s are very active in involving the children with where their food comes from and how to preserve our environment.

One of the Syston in Bloom members, Ron Holdforth, is a very talented gentleman and creates objects out of matchsticks. He donated to the raffle a Steam Traction Engine that he had made out of matchsticks, it was won by Terry Bailey. The BBC Radio host Dave Andrew’s had been hoping that he would win it.

A very enjoyable evening, which was broadcast on Sunday 27th January.