GREEN-fingered plot holders invited people to root around their Stourbridge allotments to raise funds for a good cause.

Gardeners at the Charles Road allotments raised £164 for Diabetes UK by hosting an open-day on Saturday (July 19).

Organiser, Adam Greathead, chose to support the charity as he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was seven.

The 24-year-old, who is the vice chairman and vegetable judge for Wollaston Gardeners Guild, said: "I decided to do an open day so people could have a look at the allotments, meet the plot holders and ask any questions they may have."

"Stourbridge MP Margot James came and she was very impressed with the plots and thought it was amazing for someone so young to be so passionate - and the homemade cakes were a big hit with everybody."

Mr Greathead wished to thank everyone who had braved the rain to help make the day a success and added: "It was my last open day for the near future as next year's project is an open gardens event, which will consist of half a dozen or so gardens opening their gates to the public."

He also invited fellow enthusiasts to a meeting of the Wollaston Gardeners Guild on Monday August 18.

He will give a presentation, entitled 'Duck Pools- a garden divided' and show photographs of his allotments and the garden at his Stourbridge Road home.

The meeting, which starts at 7.30pm, includes a raffle.