You may have seen our recent progress on the Ward 6 garden at Grantham and District Hospital in the Grantham Journal or on BBC East Midlands Today. If not read on for a brief update of where the money GROW has raised this year is going.
The recent wet weather may have been causing havoc on the roads and in the towns but it has been fantastic news for the new planting scheme in our Ward 6 garden.
With the hard landscaping completed at the end of August, we had to wait until Autumn to put the plants in to avoid any last minute heat waves having diverse effects on their health.
One sunny Tuesday in mid-October was the perfect time to get the job done! Fortunately (for us) it was dry for the big planting day followed by many, many, many rainy days to water it all in and give the soil a good chance to settle around the roots before the onset of early morning frosts.
The team worked their socks off to get in 300 plants and 500 bulbs but the result come spring next year will be well worth all of the effort! Flowering shrubs, perennials and grasses will give scent, texture and movement with something to see all year long.
We can't wait to see patients, visitors and staff making the most of this garden (when the weather finally improves!)
The garden is scheduled for an official opening in May 2020 when it will be in full glorious bloom! Watch this space…
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