Finally a decent frost!


Richard House Hospice garden openingIt may seem an odd thing to say , but I'm delighted that we've finally had a decent frost. It means I can finally lift my dahlias! They look very bedraggled recently but I don't ever like to dig them up and store them for the winter until the frost has blackened the leaves. I'll dry the tubers off in the greenhouse and then store them in s frost free place over winter.

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the opening of a special garden at Richard House Children's Hospice in East London. The garden was created by Greenfingers, the charity of the gardening industry, and was generously funded by the customers and staff of the Garden Centre Group.

Tommy Walsh opened the garden – he's such a great guy and so generous with the amount of time he gives to supporting Greenfingers, as well as Richard House Hospice. The picture also includes Martin from Swansea Garden Centre whose team raised the most money for the garden.

Back home in the garden, I'm planning to plant the last of my spring flowering bulbs. I'm a bit late with the dwarf daffodils, but they'll still be fine. They'll just bloom a tiny bit later than they would have done had I planted them a few weeks earlier.

Happy gardening,

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