The disappointment of a cancelled plant show inspired one keen gardener to set up her own Facebook page - so that villagers can emerge from lockdown with as many bright flowers as possible.

Maureen Barton is a member of Stoke Poges, Wexham and Fulmer Horticultural Society, which had to cancel its annual plant show because of lockdown.

So she set up the Facebook page Growing Together, providing tips, advice and practical videos from her own garden.

It now has 3,200 followers.

She also created two further Facebook pages enabling followers to swap surplus plants and produce and to share sunflower seeds across three villages - while staying safely socially distant.

Her efforts have won her the Society's Michael Mobbs Cup.

Chairman Ruth Rooley said: "Maureen is the member of the Society’s committee responsible for liaising with local primary schools, where she is inspiring youngsters to garden. Her Facebook page has taught young families and many others the joys of gardening. She has helped thousands to cope with the restrictions of lockdown. In addition, we are all enjoying the sunflowers now starting to bloom."

For further information about Growing Together Facebook page visit