An update on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the VPA, including some practical suggestions for children stuck at home:

VPA Store

We have reluctantly decided, for the safety and well-being of our customers and volunteers, that our Garden Store should not be open for a while during this unprecedented time.

However, we shall try and get goods to anyone at home self isolating and wanting to do their garden. We have a range of garden essentials and bird feed on offer at competitive prices:

  • Composts and Fertilisers
  • Plant Foods
  • Composts
  • Grass Seed
  • Lawn Treatments
  • Weed Killer
  • Bug Killers and Fungicides
  • Bird Food, including Bird Seed, Sunflower Hearts, Peanuts and Fat Balls
  • Tools

See the VPA Store page for how to place an order.

Things for the Children To Do

Seed Kits

I have put together seed kits for the children who are stuck at home. They can be picked up from the Village Shop or from the bottom of the driveway at No. 20 Little Gaddesden.  

Home Made Plant Pots

I also have a pattern for a home made pot to plant seeds in – another project that the children could do.  Here’s what the pattern looks like:

Plant pot pattern

You can download a full sized PDF version of the pattern by clicking here:

Stay well, and keep gardening!

Alison Townsend

Header image: coronavirus particle – photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash