26 August 2014

Gardens Update

The lawns have had their summer rest period and benefitted from the recent rain and cooler weather, they are greening up, which means mowing is the main priority.  You may have seen the 'Labyrinth' in the parkland, which has added a new dimension to the mowing challenges - it makes a change from straight lines!  The 'Labyrinth' will be showcased during the Arts for Elderly Event on 16th September (further details in the September Activities Programme).

The kitchen garden continues to provide fruit and vegetables for the residents and surplus for sale.  Runner beans, tomatoes, courgettes and raspberries are the main crops at present.

The Yew hedges are being trimmed and the needles have been collected and used as part of the process of making two chemotherapy drugs - Taxotere and Taxol.  The collecting season tends to be from July to September and we are very happy to know that the Yew clippings are being utilised in such a worthwhile process

 

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Yew Tree Clippings 

18 March 2019
Notes from our future history
Notes from our future history
08 March 2019
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company

The Carousel Theatre Company put on a puppet show for our residents at Birtley House  

22 February 2019
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen

'Teamwork makes the dream work'

13 February 2019
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

11 February 2019
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
31 January 2019
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley

Another day for intergenerational learning to take place

24 January 2019
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit Birtley Residents
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit our Birtley Residents

Safety talks

18 January 2019
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends

A group coffee morning for all to enjoy

11 January 2019
Recovery from a Palliative care case
Recovery from a Palliative care case

Well rested and returning home...

20 December 2018
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!

A family affair at our annual Carol concert

 
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