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How does your garden grow?

Channelling inspiration from the open gardens and coastal garden trail events we’ve had in Sussex during the past couple of months, we thought we’d devote this blog to gardening.

There are many health benefits to growing plants – particularly for the elderly. Not only does it help people stay physically active with all of that planting, pruning, watering and weeding but it also helps enhance mental ability, encourages the use of all motor skills, improves endurance, promotes strength and provides stimulation and interest.

Gardening is also flexible in that it can also be a relaxing, solitary activity or a more energetic, social activity. It can also, of course, provide nutritious, home-grown produce!

One of our clients is a keen gardener and we love going out and helping him with his raised beds and trellises – especially when the weather is as perfect as it is today. He’s even given us appreciated advice on a beautiful hydrangea we received as a gift last year. We’re sure it’s flourishing because of him!

The photo above is said hydrangea – but if you have any magnificent bloomers of your own, we’d love to see them!

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