GARDEN centre Angel Gardens would like to say a huge thank you to Tenbury residents and surrounding areas for their amazing support after making deliveries during lockdown.

Owner Louise Mawditt has been working throughout the coronavirus pandemic to provide gardening supplies and plants.

The Garden Centre is based at Mill Farm Country Retail in the Teme Valley, which along with Bailey’s of Stanford Farm shop and Happy Meat butchers has managed to remain open throughout this pandemic.

“We were lucky to have such glorious weather which inspired people with outdoor space to spruce up their gardens, build ponds and grow their own vegetables, some for the first time,” said Ms Mawditt.

“We were able to source vegetable plants from other smaller businesses who had also suffered with growing produce that they could not sell, and we got through a record 600 tomato plants, countless runner beans and many other vegetables.

“Compost sales also went through the roof – in the two years I have been trading I must have sold around four full pallets of compost, during lockdown I have so far gone through 33!

“Many customers have commented on how great it has been visiting my garden centre as they felt safe being at a local venue and even though we were busy, we kept within safety guidelines.

“Many had their first trip out after they had been shielding and just had a potter and a chat.

“Deliveries were great too and it was a chance for many who were having to isolate to have a chat with someone, even though it was at a distance or through a window.

“My customers have been incredible, as at times I was delivering on my own during the mornings and evenings whilst running the shop.”

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