I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This is the amazing 30ft Christmas tree outside Wigan and Leigh Hospice’s front door. It is a fabulous tree covered in 50,000 lights, and is put up each year for the “Light for a Life” appeal. This year alone they have raised over £35,000 – well done!
I have now been blogging for almost a year now, and have really enjoyed reflecting on some of the work that I have been doing. For me, the highlight of the year has been opening the gardens as part of the National Garden Scheme. It was hard work, but well worth it. We are opening again in July 2018. It has been great working with so many volunteers this year. As well as the regular volunteers, I think that there have been 8 groups come in from the council and local businesses. Thank you!
There is much to look forward to in 2018. In a couple of months time I am going to be sowing the new wildflower garden, which is very exciting. There are also going to be some new flower beds planted up, and a couple of others to be refreshed. This, on top of all regular weeding and pruning, should keep me out of trouble.
So enjoy Christmas and the New Year, and I look forward to updating “The Hospice Gardener” when I go back to work in January. Thanks for reading! X
7 thoughts on ““I Wish You A Merry Christmas…””
It was great to come and look at the gardens. Happy Christmas Jim x
Thank you. Happy Christmas!
So glad you are opening for the NGS and I hope to visit in July 2018
Thank you. I’d love to meet you and show you around, although I might be a bit nervous… Some of the gardens you visit are amazing!
Well done Jim, though we haven’t yet seen the garden we hope to visit soon x
Jim, what a lovely blog this is! I was just researching Pieris japonica for my own blog (about urban plants and wildlife in London) and found you here. Thank you for sharing your hospice garden with us all, and I wish you all the very best for 2018.
Thank you so much, it’s really kind of you to message me with your kind words. I’ll have a look at your blog now… it sounds good. Jim