QVC Cares is supporting the Greenfingers charity


Douglas House garden It's not often that I'm lost for words. But I was on Tuesday when I attended the opening of a very special garden at Douglas House Hospice for young adults in Oxford.

The garden is amazing. It's been designed by Clare Matthews for the teenagers and young adults using the hospice and includes sensory plants, a soothing water feature and a wooden 'chill-out' area. My favourite element is a wonderful copper memory vine where the guests of the hospice can write their names and messages for friends and relatives.

This is the 31st hospice garden created by Greenfingers, the charity of the garden industry. These magical gardens are so important to the work of the hospices, yet the hospices can't afford to fund them. Which is why  Greenfingers is doing what it can to help. But  there's a waiting list of hospices that desperately need these special gardens.

Next week, there's a wonderful way for every gardener to help the charity raise much-needed funds. On Wednesday 22nd December at 9am, QVC will be broadcasting a special programme for Greenfingers as part of its QVC Cares charity event. A contribution will be made to the charity for every plant and product sold during the hour-long show.

Some of the fabulous plants are for immediate planting when they arrive after Christmas, others are for planting in the spring so they'll be despatched in March. There are some cracking varieties on offer, a number of which are very sought after and there's something to appeal to every gardener. And by buying one of these special plants, you'll be making a real difference to the hospices and all the life-limited children they so lovingly help.

Please join me if you can on Wednesday morning for this very special show.

Happy gardening

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