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
Yew Tree Clippings
An afternoon spent getting to know each other
With Halloween celebrations growing each year in the UK, our Birtley House activities team decided to really embrace it this year and make the most of our own home grown pumpkins.
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Its not just our house that is your home, our garden is too...
Our inspirational team of nurses and carers, recapping in the garden after a week of appraisals and reviews...
A brilliant afternoon of coffee, cake and prize winning.
Let's get ready to go!