Visitors at Chelsea Flower Show asked to donate unwanted underwear

May 23rd, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Chelsea London, May 23 (ANI): Visitors at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show were asked by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to donate their unwanted underwear for its summer Grow Your Own campaign at Hampton Court Palace.

The clean unwanted bras, briefs and boxer shorts donated would be used in display of how to grow your own fruit and vegetables in unwanted underwear.

The donated underwear will now be used, alongside stock contributed by Marks and Spencer, in a ‘good life’ display at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, from 7-12 July.

Georgie Webb, of the RHS, said that old undies could be used like hanging baskets where people have little space.

“Due to their conical shape, bras are ideal containers for turning into hanging baskets, and if you sew two together, you have what is best described as a ‘hanging bra-sket’,” the Telegraph quoted Webb as saying.

“Once filled with compost you can grow salad leaves, herbs, alpine strawberries and even tumbling cherry tomatoes in them; the bigger the bra the more you can grow.

“But the serious message behind the ‘bra-skets’ is that you do not need a lot of space or even a lot of money to start growing your own food - just a bit of imagination,” Webb added.

The ‘good life’ display is part of a wider campaign by the RHS to encourage more people to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and civic organisation, including the National Trust, have also called for more people to grow their own food in order to improve healthy eating and tackle climate change by reducing food miles. (ANI)

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