See purple field at farm open day

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An entire field awash with purple phacelia has been fascinating passers by on the main Tarbert road a couple of miles outside Campbeltown.

It is the same field at Glencraigs Farm which last year was festooned with sunflowers. This year the phacelia is being used as soil improving weed suppressor and its eye-catching purple flowers are particularly good at attracting bees and other beneficial insects.

Now you can have the chance to see it up close as well as finding out what else goes on at Glencraigs Farm as they are having an open day on Sunday, August 4.

As well as seeing behind the scenes at a working farm there will be nature walks and children’s tractor rides, and there will be teas and coffees available as well as free parking and toilets.

A donation will be made from the money raised on the day to the Save the Waverley boiler refit appeal.

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