DID you know that next weekend, on May 10, it is Garden Day 2020?

The day is a chance for people to down tools, don a flower crown and spend time celebrating their gardens. Everyone is invited from balcony and indoor gardeners to flower border fanatics and lawn devotees. Check out all the details at www.gardenday.co.uk

What you do on the day is completely up to you – the most important thing is to take time to enjoy your garden. Share your celebrations virtually with friends and family by video call, live streaming or posting across social media.

There are links on the website to give you inspiration, why not take a look and inspire yourself during your isolation?

Tomorrow, May 3, I’ll be joining Joe Talbot on BBC Sussex’s gardening programme, Dig It, at about 1.30pm, talking about the National Garden Scheme and how it is coping with all its gardens currently closed due to the current pandemic.

As I mentioned last week, I have completed a virtual tour video for them and now many other garden owners across the country are doing the same. Maybe you’ll join us. If you haven’t already signed up to the scheme’s weekly newsletter, you can do so at www.ngs.org.uk and these newly-released virtual tours will end up in your mailbox each Thursday. If you enjoy them, please consider a donation to the scheme to help them to continue to support our nurses.

The weather this week has been a bit changeable but I’ve managed to get out there most days to do something. I’m only able to do short spurts at the moment as my injury is not fully healed as yet. I’ve been able to trim all the hedges in the back garden this week and have also been able to get the beach garden all set up for the summer too, cutting back all the grasses and shrubs. I have to admit it looks quite good but only the three of us and delivery drivers will appreciate it this year. It is certainly a lovely place to sit and enjoy, with the great bonus that there are views of the sea too.

Luckily, I’ve managed to find a local company to drop off large canvas bags for me to fill up and for them to come and collect them, once full. It works really well as I don’t know what I would have done otherwise. It’s certainly not looking likely that things will return to normal any time soon so I’m resigned to the fact that we will be in lockdown here through most of the summer in order to protect my mother.

Read more of Geoff’s garden at www.driftwoodbysea.co.uk