The weather has been extremely kind for us all on National Gardening Day as the sun shone brightly in a blue sky for most of the morning before clouds began to form. It was warm in the sun and a few residents at Primrose Croft accepted the offer to help with making their garden look more colourful for the upcoming of summer.
The weather has been extremely changeable now, so it was decided to hold off from planting any plants at the moment as we did not want the frost and snow to kill them off.
Instead residents have enjoyed looking through a variety of donated artificial flowers to put them into their outside pots. Asking each other’s opinions on the name of some of the flowers.
First in the sunshine the pots were all sorted out picking off the dead leaves from the geraniums and cutting the plants back. There were many pots that were empty, so the soil just needed a turnover.
Residents then chose which flowers they wanted to put into the pots and pushed the wire stem into the soil arranging them like they would in flower oasis.
Everyone thought how lovely they looked, and Mary even said, “we don’t even have to water them, they look so realistic.”
It certainly makes the garden look very summery now while the geraniums have time to grow.