Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:15
My local garden centre has now been taken over by someone else and I had a walk down to see what's what.
I spoke to the new owner and got on very well with him.
The new owner told me he is busy training autistic people everything about gardening.
What a great ideal, how many big garden centres do that.
He showed me some of the work these people have been doing and the results are out of this world, very healthy plants.
He is not getting paid for doing this but does get free labour.
Some of the plants the autistic people are growing are twice the size of the same plants in his nursery.
Anyone from Sunderland who knows Thompson road should call in and see him.