During the recent warm spell we launched our Gardening and Sherry Club. Yes, you read that right – apparently there is nothing better to round off a spot of gardening, than a tot of sherry!
Our residents, as always, have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into the gardening. Some are very green fingered and have given lots of tips and advice – including the one about sherry!
First of all, we bought some raised planters for easy wheelchair access, which has enabled everyone to join in. Once these were in place and filled with compost, our residents could start planting. We now have growing tomatoes, beans, courgettes, lettuces, radishes, strawberries and lots more. It was lovely to be planting outside thoroughly enjoying the sunshine.
Newstead Nursing Home, in our group, also have the gardening bug. Click on this link to read about the benefits of gardening for the elderly https://www.heritagemanor.co.uk/2017/05/transforming-newstead-garden/
All the rain more recently has at least meant less watering. Our vegetables have loved it. Look at how well Bob’s tomato plant is doing. You can see from Bob’s face how delighted he is!
We are all looking forward to reaping the harvest from our hard work.
Another person with green fingers at The Lawns is Julie. She has worked so hard planting bedding plants and lavender. The gardens and terrace look spectacular. A huge thank you!