The latest planting project at Birtley is this fantastic 'living wall' which the Residents were very enthusiastic about. The plants were chosen by the residents themselves on a recent outing to Notcutts Garden Centre for tea.
The living wall is made up of 64 felt pockets in which plants can be grown in their own soil and, with regular watering, are kept moist by the wicking action of the felt. The pockets and plants were bought with money raised last Christmas when the staff wore fun jumpers in return for a donation towards something for the Residents to enjoy. After some consideration, and having been inspired on another visit to The Therapy Garden near Guildford, it was decided to use the money for a living wall which definitely adds a wonderful splash of colour to the Activites Courtyard.
The project is on-going as there are still more pockets to fill!
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert
Helping those in need to put food on the table at Christmas time
A rare opportunity has arisen to explore three different apartments within our house, leaving you spoiled for choice
An afternoon spent getting to know each other