How does your garden grow? With the Army’s help, of course!

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FLOWERS are standing to attention after the Army answered the prayers of a local church to help its garden.

Members of the Army Signallers 52 squadron and 32 squadron visited Colston Milton Parish Church in Springburn to help parishioners move 20 tons of topsoil and plant trees into their newly-built vegetables beds.

The army visit was part of the Military Aid to the Civil Community scheme, which allows troops to get involved in community projects.

The beds are part of a new community garden being created in the grounds of the church.

The Reverend Christopher Rowe, minister at Colston Milton Parish Church and military chaplain for 32 squadron, said: “The Army’s help has helped us turn a corner. We have been working to create this space for the last three to four months and we would have struggled to get the work done without them.

“I am excited about getting the space up and running, it’s been a long time coming. It’s not completed yet and we are going to double the growing space. Hopefully, some of the produce will be going to our cafe so the community can enjoy some Milton-grown fruit and veg!”