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Young gardeners get help from green-fingered friends
Wednesday 16th August 2017 @ 07:06 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle News

Children from Glossop’s St James Primary School visited McCarthy and Stone’s Calico Court Retirement Living development to brush up on their gardening skills. 

There they found plenty of help from some of the Chapel Street complex’s green-fingered home-owners.

Frank and Mary Patchett said: “It was our pleasure to help the children plant flowers. We have always got so much pleasure from gardening and it is wonderful to be in the position of passing this onto others.”

School co-ordinator Carla Suter was delighted with the masterclass, saying the children thoroughly enjoyed their morning of gardening.

She said: “It was great to see home-owners Frank, Mary, David, Pat and Sue helping the children plant the beautiful flowers in the gardens.

“We are grateful to McCarthy and Stone for inviting us to the development and we hope everyone at Calico Court enjoys their lovely garden in the coming months.”

Regional sales and marketing director Fiona Brooks said: “We would like to extend our thanks to the children from St James Primary School who displayed some excellent gardening skills during their visit to Calico Court.

“The day proved to be a fitting celebration of the older generation and the skills they are able to pass on to young people.”


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Happy gardeners: Pupils from St James’ Primary School with their green-fingered friends