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Volunteer gardeners growing for Boston

Boston's bid for Britain-in-Bloom glory again this year is gearing up with carefully nurtured plants coming into town from all quarters.

Volunteer gardeners met at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex on Tuesday (June 4) to receive young plants ready for setting out in and around Boston, including the Market Place, Fydell House, Wormgate and the Geoff Moulder grounds.

They had been grown, some from seed, by prisoners at HM Prison North Sea Camp and by adults with learning disabilities who attend Thistles day centre nursery at Sutterton.

With the in-bloom theme this year of "edible" the enthusiastic growers poured tender loving care into rosemary, thyme and lavender as well as also producing runner beans, sweetcorn, chard and sweet peas. The colour theme this year is purple and gold to reflect the 60th anniversary of The Queen's coronation.

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Pictured, from left, are volunteers Jay Peck and Rachel Lauberts, Boston Borough Council's partnerships and sustainability manager Ian Farmer, volunteer Rob Lauberts, Community support worker from Thistles Sue Corr, vice chairman of Boston-in-Bloom committee Alison Fairman, and volunteer John Bird