THIS year’s plant sale in Musselburgh has been moved a week due to the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday.

The annual event was due to be held on Saturday but will now take place next Saturday (May 13) at St Michael’s Church Hall on Dalrymple Loan.

Funds raised will go towards covering the cost of this year’s Musselburgh Community Flower & Craft Show, which will be officially opened by Musselburgh Horticultural Society stalwarts Karl and Amanda Cleghorn on Saturday, August 26.

There will be the chance to pick up bargains galore at the plant sale from 10.30am until noon, with locally grown bedding plants, perennial plants and shrubs, vegetables and herbs on sale.

Home baking will be on offer, as well as a tombola and tea/coffee served by volunteers from the Bridges Project for young people.

Eve Dickinson, president of Musselburgh Horticultural Society, said: “We like St Michael’s Church Hall as a venue as it has quite a lot of parking round the back.

“It is handy for people picking up plants.”

Eve added that society members were also on hand to give people advice about where plants would grow best.

She explained that allotment holders at Inveresk gave donations of seedlings, and bedding plants and vegetable plants were ordered from Redhouse Nurseries at Longniddry.

Perennial plants come from the gardens of local residents, including Eve, who specialises in hostas and has about 50 varieties in her garden.

Hellebore can be picked up at the sale, as well as agapanthus plants, alpine and ground cover plants, peonies, lupins and rhododendrons, herbs and tomato plants.

People are asked to take a box or bags for their purchases.

Eve stressed that new members were welcome to join the horticultural society, which enjoys talks by guest speakers, a fun and games night, as well as an annual outing.

For more information on joining the society, contact the membership secretary on 07900 304606.