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Geoff’s Blooming Marvellous Garden

25 April 24


This time last year, we visited Geoff, a green-fingered sheltered housing resident living in Plympton.

Despite turning 80 in May 2023, Geoff’s garden is his pride and joy, and he prunes it every day, no matter the weather, to keep his flowers in the best condition possible.

We visited Geoff again earlier this week to find out how his garden has been holding up in the wet and windy weather.

Geoff said: “The unseasonable weather that we have experienced so far this year has been terrible. There’s been wind, rain, thunder, frost and more recently a bit of sunshine, so it has been hard to keep on top of the garden.

“Even though the weather has been horrible, I still come outside without fail from 9am – 1pm every day as I am keen to get it ready for the warmer months.

“When you visited me last year, the daffodils were in bloom, and they filled the garden to no end. As they came out so early this year, you will see that they have sadly gone now until next year which is a huge shame, but I am hoping the rest of the garden will bloom in the coming months.

“I look forward to enjoying the warmer weather in the garden with my wife and our neighbours.”

Please send us photos of your flowers and garden to news@plymouthcommunityhomes.co.uk for us to share on social media and in InTouch later this year to show residents your fabulous gardening efforts.  

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