One of my favourite gardening shows, Gardening Scotland, is happening at the end of May, and there’s an awful lot to do to prepare for it! While the show gardens will now be sourcing their plants and adding the finishing touches to their designs, I’m busy organising our stand there. We’ll be there for three days, so that’s a lot of leaflets and displays to get ready!
Most importantly though, I’ve been getting in touch with some of our volunteers who live nearby, to ask them to help out. After I sent out my initial requests for volunteers, I was gladdened to see that so many replied to say they’d love to help out. For me it feels like the work we’ve been doing at BBCT over the past few years, to support and train our volunteers, has paid off. Many of these volunteers will have been at our training days in the past, and this is just the kind of thing we’d hope they’d enjoy doing. So now I have three volunteers per day, helping me to spread the message about the plight of the bumblebee to more people. Now all we need to do is pray for sunny weather!