The residents at The Knoll and The Fairways recently enjoyed a day of planting pots and baskets with a variety of bedding plants.

After a visit to the local garden centre to pick the plants and tools for the job, the residents set about creating a colourful display of planting to brighten up the patios and entrances of the homes.

The residents thoroughly enjoyed the experience and coped well with the stow-away snail that arrived hidden under the geraniums.

We now just have to rely on the Manchester weather to keep the plants regularly watered.