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Green fingers at Meyrick Rise

Meyrick Rise Care Home, Bournemouth, Gardening

Meyrick Rise Care Home put their gardening talents to work from the comfort of their lounge.

Too cold and wet outside for gardening? Well that’s not stopping our residents as recently we brought nature into the living room for our residents to plant their own trees.

After gathering fir cones and fresh moss from our garden, our residents filled their pots with compost and carefully placed a fir cone on top, which we then surrounded with moss to keep them moist. 

Lastly, we sprinkled water over the cones with the hopes that we’ll see them sprout soon! We can’t wait to have our own little indoor forest.

Resident Jean said: “I love my little tree - will it have grown by Christmas?”

As many of our residents have green fingers, this activity was a massive hit with everyone. Even if were left with grubby hands right before tea!

Meyrick Rise Care Home is located in Bournemouth, Dorset and provides residential carenursing carepalliative care and respite care.

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