Norwich Brownies get some tips from Thorpe and District Gardening Club

Thorpe and District Gardening Club have been passing on their knowledge of nature to the Norwich 20th Brownies.

The gardeners went along to St Francis Church Hall, in Rider Haggard Road, Heartsease, last Thursday night to pot up sunflower seeds with the Brownies pack.

Armed with compost, pots and seeds they were welcomed by the Norwich 20th's Brown Owl, Christine Cutting, and her band of helpers, plus about 20 Brownies.

Some of the pack were already known to the gardeners because of the club being involved with the gardening project at nearby Heartsease Primary School.

Andy Street, from Thorpe and District Gardening Club, said: 'Getting started, the children's names were put on their pot.

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'They were shown how to plant the seeds they each were given and told how to care for them.

'Brown Owl and her team also went through the process with much laughter, as they were not as good as the children!

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'The children were also drawing and painting on T-shirts they were going to wear for the Queen's Jubilee. It was all very impressive.'

Maggie Goldsmith, social events organiser for the gardening club, commented on having a very enjoyable evening with the pack and said how well behaved and polite they all were, with the club agreeing to pay another visit later in the year.

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