Making the most of the sunshine!


When the weather turned nice this year we decide we would try our hands at gardening! With only a small paved yard outside the back of 18 Hope Street we were quite limited in what we could do but we thought we would give it a go anyway.

After a trip to the local garden centre we were stocked up on seeds, compost, trowels and everything else we needed to create our own little Kew Gardens.


Not knowing what was going to work and what wasn’t, we got a range of plants at different stages, from packets of seeds to tomato plants with fruit almost ready to pick. It was a little late in the year for most things but we managed to plant herbs, tomatoes, peppers, runner beans and squash.

We also planted some sunflower seeds, one for each service users and one for each member of staff and there will be a prize for the tallest once they are fully grown!


Three weeks later – We have had our first harvest and the sunflowers are starting to show through!