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WGA News and Updates

Saturday 10th July – Perennial Plant Sale in Aid of Cancer Research

One of our members has been selling plants to raise money for Cancer Research and would like to see if the Association members are interested in buying any.

He is selling mainly medium to large perennials for £3 – £8.

There are over 100 plants available and will set up a stall at the hut on Saturday 10th July 10-12. We don’t need any further donated plants thanks, just come along and buy what you need at very reasonable prices and obviously help a very worth cause at the same time.

We have also had a range of good quality / working power tools donated including :

Stihl electric chainsaw / Titan chainsaw lopper / hedge trimmers / Flymo leaf blower and more.

All will be priced up and available for inspection on Saturday morning, come along and take a look.

Plant Sale Update – Thanks to everyone who donated plants / came along to buy them and helped out on the days – we made a total of £500 from plant and tool sales which will go to the charities. Thanks again!

19th June – Second Plant Sale along with a wide selection of second hand tools and pots etc. Starts 10 O’clock.

29th MayAnnual Charity Plant Sale. We plan to hold our annual plant sale on Saturday. We will be selling plants form 10-12 and setting up from 9-10 when donations will be very welcome. It will be outside and we will aim to set it up is as socially distance manner as we can. 

17/5/21 – Welcome to the new web site! We have had to upgrade the package we use to support the web site and its now progressed enough to launch – please take a look.

We have also decided to try out e-commerce too – you can now find our first attempt under the SHOP tab above. We are still populating it but it should now work as well (or hopefully better) than the spreadsheet option we were using before.

Its very simple – add the products to the cart (just like any other web shop) go to the Cart page and review quantities then progress to the checkout page.

This is set up as we had previously where you have the options to pay by BACS to by credit card on collection. You will then receive an email to confirm you order (ignore the part about not being progressed until paid for). If you have any queries or comments please feed them back to help us finish the site off.

There is no need to set up an account, just enter your email address when checking out and it should all work and keep a record of your details from last time.

We realise this would have been more useful at the start of lockdown rather than (hopefully) the end but hopefully many members will continue to use the ‘order in advance’ option as it  still helps us out as we still have some restrictions on using the shop.

Shop Opening & Ordering – we will continue to open 10-12 on Saturdays with a maximum of  2 members inside the hut at a time. We will review this as government rules are updated but feel it is sensible to stick with this until the June 21st review at least. This does mean members may have to wait to come in and so we would encourage you to continue to continue to order in advance, particularly if you are in a hurry.

Shop Helpers – Thanks again to those who have helped us out over this difficult period, we are still welcoming volunteers but are only looking for 1 per week at present as the committee continue to be there to sort the orders out. As always, please contact Terry on shoprota@wantagegardeners.org.uk to volunteer.

Plant Sale – we are planning to have our annual plant sale on Saturday 29th May although the weather has been against us – hopefully we will have enough plants to make it worth while.

The shop is doing reasonably well despite limitations on access, thanks again for your continued support and patience. 

Potatoes – We still have a few bags of well chitted potatoes we would like to find homes – all are now £1 a bag.

           Product Updates.

19/6 – Melcourt bark back in stock (limited quantities however). Awaiting a delivery of growbags and so temporarily out of stock.

30/4 – Last few bags of Potatoes now £1 each to clear.

14/4 – Melcourt organic bark now in stock for £5.70 / 60L bag.

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