Thankfully for us, Prestwich Clough Day is such a popular event even pouring rain doesn't stop local people crowding into the Flower Park and enjoying all the stalls and events.
Jill, one of our regular volunteers and plant growers, says 'the IE stall started off with an amazing selection of both indoor and outdoor plants. People gave us generous donations for them which makes a handy boost for our funds.'
And the bands helped to keep spirits up as usual - amazing what a bit of music can do.
Barbara noticed that this year children were coming up to us asking to plant peas - it seems they must be getting used to the wheelbarrow with compost and little pots you can just see in the photo. The IEPAD volunteers of the future?