Care home resident gardening

Lindsay Youd, Deputy Unit Manager, said:

“We were looking forward to competing in the annual garden competition.

“Since Covid-19 lockdown we miss all our visitors! So we have decided the one thing we can do to bring back some smiles is to make sure our garden gets back to being beautiful.”

Their garden theme is going to be rainbows to honour all the keyworkers and NHS that are working to keep us safe.

After putting out a request for plants or paint they had lots of donations from the local community.

Lindsay added:

“The local school children have made us signs hand decorated with rainbows telling us to keep safe and keep smiling as well as old wellies to put plants in, we have had flowers and plants constantly left outside we are struggling to keep up with them!

“We are so pleased that the local community has rallied around and helped us in this, and we are going to be proud of our garden once it’s completed and we hope they too will be proud of the help they have given us.

“Our fabulous staff are working hard especially the green fingered Clare Walmsley a care worker at Holmlea.

“It’s just starting to come together and hopefully we shall have a fabulous place to sit and enjoy all the beautiful colours and smells.”