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Flower Power!

We planted lots of flowers into our planters – choosing a lot of perennials so that they will continue to flourish once our gardeners have returned home and new patients arrive at the unit.  Lavender was the most popular choice due to its beautiful smell,…

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Grow, Grow, Grow!

Our first task was to get the kitchen garden in order  and growing our tasty plants for the season.  Our new gardeners chose a wide range of plants and herbs including strawberries, kale, parsley, tomatoes, potatoes, beetroot and courgettes. We also planted some plant pesticides…

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Bird House Blog

Everyone helped create a beautiful wall mural for the newly developed garden area – putting artistic and creative skills to the test with bird and insect houses, mosaic leaves and rope flowers set against a beautiful tree and hand decorated wooden birds.  Heres’ what our…

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Ellis’ Blog Spot

I liked doing the Mosaic leafs because I liked all the colours and they looked really nice, they look really nice on the wall.  I liked doing the bird box because I like the decorating and painting is my favourite thing to do.  Now that…

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J J’s Blog Spot

I made the big owl I used a mix of colours and it was quite relaxing painting it because all the colourrs I used were relaxing colours. The bird boxes look good because they have been decorated with little animals/insects. I liked taking the photos…

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Gorgeous Garland

We’ve created a garland of beautiful flowers to brighten up our kitchen garden ! Kindly supported by Shop Direct and Community Foundation for Merseyside

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Our Healing Garden

Our young gardeners have been learning all about the healing power of plants and thinking about what they would include in their own magical healing garden – Here’s what they said.. Hello I’m Alexandra. For our healing garden, I wrote about Lavender because I really…

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my mini garden by daisy

My mini garden is something I’ve been doing for a long time. I have made lots of fimo models for it. When I first did it it was very plain and has built up by the weeks. My favourite thing about my garden is the…

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my secret garden by alaina

For the past few weeks I’ve enjoyed doing gardening with Leila, Ticky and Jonny. I mostly like the smell off the plants a little bit of the look of the plants. My favourite plants are chamomile and lemon thyme because lemon thyme has a nice…

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curry plants by benn

Buy this curry plant and it will just smell like curry – REAL CURRY!  It is just great cause I love curry! by benn Project kindly supported by Shop Direct and Community Foundation for Merseyside

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our secret gardens

We’ve been making miniature gardens within our kitchen garden so please look carefully to discover these beautiful little worlds… Project kindly supported by Shop Direct and Community Foundation for Merseyside  

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Tomtastic

At DJU we love our toms and this year we have planted them from seed – and they are doing really well.  Once big enough we potted our seedlings remembering to drop a banana skin in the bottom of the pot to give them extra…

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new neighbours

Our beautiful garden feels very complete now that we have new neighbours nesting in …our lettuce patch!! Imagine our surprise when we were tending to our veggies and found a little nest with three little eggs! Then our joy when they hatched ! We are…

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the garden project – daisy’s blog spot

Daisy loves photographing our garden as it is taking shape – so she is recording how we plant so others can learn from our work – for the potatoes we needed to plant them in grow bags with 15cm of soil above and below and…

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the garden project – daisys blog spot – arty facts…

We love brightening up our garden by creating unique sculptures and signs and so we’ve been upcycling plastics to create exotic birds and animals to live in our garden as well as creating a beautiful mosaic sign to welcome everyone to our lovely area.  Photos…

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the garden project – Are you tyred?

We made a seat, its is made out of a tyre and some wood and rope we wrapped round the rope round and round and then it made an amazing seat:)  I helped drill the wood and glue the rope – it was fun:) blog…

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Award Winning Project Film

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the garden project – plastic fantastic

loving our up cycled birds they are tweetastic ! Kindly supported by Awards for All

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the garden project – sign of the times

Knowing what you can and can’t eat is important in a kitchen garden so our artists developed some funky signs on spoons so newcomers to the garden can easily discover what’s what and what’s not. Kindly supported by Awards for All

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the garden project – take a seat …

We’ve put pallets to great use as vertical gardens along our bricked wall, but our young gardening designers decided to build their own pallet bench following some online research of what can be achieved with a humble pallet – and we are loving the results!…

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