Now that the hard landscaping is finished we are beginning to plant the raised beds with the help of our residents. The paving replaces an unused section of lawn which residents had difficulty walking on and is visible from both our conservatory and sunrooms so can be enjoyed even when the weather isn’t so good.
We have planted up the Alpine, Heather and Seaside Beds with help, or supervision, from several residents. I hope you agree they are looking great. We are visiting our local garden centre next week so residents can choose plants that they have a particular fondness for, then on their return they can plant them in the fourth bed. We are filling lots of pots with lilies, lavender and other colourful and fragrant plants. These can be moved around to give variety to the space.
The potatoes and herb trug have been planted and next week we will sow our salad and bean seeds to be raised in our small greenhouses at first until the frosts have gone.
It is a big project but everyone is very enthusiastic and having a great time.
Once all the beds and pots are planted we plan a grand opening. Watch this space for details.