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#GetGardening – attracting wildlife to your garden

At this time of year there is much less to be doing in the garden, but don’t think that means you can’t still enjoy it. As part of our #GetGardening series, we’re giving you some tips on other ways you can enjoy the garden this winter. The wildlife that visit our gardens will be needing […]

Get Gardening – winter container colour

There’s just as much opportunity to get gardening in the winter as there is in the summer. Winter doesn’t need to mean no colour in your garden, as you can still plant up containers and hanging baskets with lots of lovely plants. As part of our #GetGardening series, we’ve popped our handy hints below on […]

#GetGardening – Making gardening easier for the elderly

Although autumn is fast approaching, there is still lot to be done in the garden at this time of year. As part of our #GetGardening series, we’ll be giving you lots of helpful tips and advice on what you can be planting during the cooler days of autumn and what jobs you can be doing […]

Keeping your garden secure

As many of our service users live alone, it’s so important that they feel safe and secure in their own homes. We previously shared our tips on keeping yours or a loved-one’s home secure, but as well as your home, it’s also important to remember to keep outside areas or a garden secure too. Barbecues, […]

#GetGardening – small jobs to do in the garden this month

August is the best month to enjoy your garden, so make sure you put aside some time to kick-back, relax and appreciate it from the comfort of your garden furniture. Gardening can be far from back breaking work, it is great for taking your mind off things and getting away from the stresses of life. […]

#GetGardening – sow your own cabbages

Cabbages are packed with nutrients, including vitamin C and K and they also help improve digestion and help to lower blood pressure too. So, if you’d like to grow your own this year, then now is the perfect time to start sowing. Just follow our top tips as part of our #GetGardening campaign: If you […]

#GetGardening – gardens to encourage butterflies

This week in our #GetGardening series, we’re letting you know all about the plants that encourage butterflies and other insects to the garden. Butterflies are fans of simple, open blooms and these can include bedding plants, perennials, flowering shrubs and bulbs, so there’s plenty to choose from if you’re planning some butterfly friendly planting schemes […]

#GetGardening – growing sunflowers

There are many benefits of gardening for the elderly and introducing easy to grow and care for flowering plants at this time of year can give a great deal of pleasure, thus helping boost mental and physical health through the activity. Sunflowers are the perfect plant to grow to cheer up the garden, just imagine […]

We’re launching #GetGardening campaign

We are launching a campaign to get Welsh folk into the garden in a bid to improve social interaction and get people to spend quality time together. Gardening is hugely beneficial, especially for the elderly or people with dementia, and it can help the mind and body. This year we want to see more people […]

#GetGardening – planting strawberries in hanging baskets

If you’ve read our blog post about the benefits of gardening for the elderly or the benefits of gardening for people with dementia and it has inspired you or a loved-one to get out into the garden this year, then we’ve put together some simple tips on how to plant strawberries in a hanging basket. […]