We do have a lovely patio here at West Eaton, surrounded by raised beds, which residents can reach for planting. It is a lovely sun trap, warm for sitting out and our huge conservatory opens directly onto it. And now we are coming out of lockdown and the weather is improving, it lends itself perfectly to being a stage for entertainers.
Gardening from the patio
Thank you to the lovely people at Growing Point, Herefordshire who donated seeds, trays and compost. Residents helped plant the seeds in our conservatory and have kept them watered and warm on the window ledges. Our resident Peter, just helped move the seeds into bigger pots to bring them on further. Soon we will be able to plant them out in our veggie plots and can then enjoy home grown cucumbers, tomatoes & beans!
Peter, Kath, Jean and Gwen are four of our Gardening Clubbers. They have all been keen to get outside in the recent warmer days. Kath helped Roddy, out home manager, fill the empty raised beds with some bedding plants. Peter, Jean and Gwen got stuck into planting the sunflower seeds for the Morrisons Leominster Community project Seeds of Hope! This aims to bring happiness to those watching and enjoying the sunflowers as they grow.
Springtime Entertainment on our patio
We enjoyed listening to Simon Bear Addison play the bagpipes on sunny Good Friday. It was lovely to get some fresh air and enjoy the melodies that he played for us. A great start to our Easter weekend!
We have been overwhelmed by all the lovely entries to our Easter Egg Competition! It was so hard to choose but our Winning Girl was Caitlin Billingham and Winning Boy was Ianis Wister. It was lovely to see the joy on their faces collecting their Easter hampers.
Our St George’s Day afternoon was brilliant. St George arrived in his armour and dealt with the dragon who had invaded our patio! “Cry God for Harry, England and St George”.
Then we donned our hats and sat outside in the sunshine to listen to singer Trevor Santini for the afternoon, who had also dressed up. The dragon made a miraculous recovery to do some dancing! It was a perfect English spring day.