Barleystone wins garden contest

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Barleystone Court care home in Falkirk, Scotland, has won the nationwide Southern Cross Healthcare garden competition. Handyman David Aitken is in charge of the project, assisted by both staff and residents. An allotment plot is already growing fruit, vegetables and herbs, including leeks, parsley, thyme, tomatoes and strawberries. Residents also have use of a fully equipped potting shed.

Southern Cross chief executive Jamie Buchan visited the home to present a trophy and cheque for £1,000, which will be used to benefit residents possibly through the

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