An update from the Garden

An update from the Garden

A lot has changed over the last few weeks since the last garden update. Firstly, the sunshine has been replaced by cloud and rain which while good for the garden does make it harder to keep on top of things trying to dodge the showers. That said, our veg plot this...
Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Tomorrow (26th June) is Bring Your Dog to Work Day and our advisor Nita explains why working from home during the COVID-19 restrictions have been beneficial not just to her but to Poppy too. Here I am working from home, as advised by the PM, I am sat at my desk in a...
Feeding garden birds is good for your wellbeing

Feeding garden birds is good for your wellbeing

Feeding garden birds is good for your wellbeing We top up our bird table regularly with bird seed and the food doesn’t last very long.  We attract pigeons, blackbirds, robins, tits, collared doves, rooks and jackdaws.  We also have some hungry grey squirrels who like...
CLANGing by the Pond

CLANGing by the Pond

Our pond provides a focal point for our garden and is a source of great interest, particularly for our grandchildren when they visit. It has been there for many years and is home to many different colours and varieties of gold fish. When we first moved here in 2001,...
Positive Effects of Flowers

Positive Effects of Flowers

Flowers and greenery have a huge impact on wellbeing.  If you are surrounded by flowers it helps you to feel less anxious, less stressed and less depressed. Lots of studies have proven that flowers give you peace of mind and increase life satisfaction. I love purple...
#MentalHealthAwareness

#MentalHealthAwareness

As part of our promotion of Mental Health Awareness Week, advisor Nita shares with us what the perfect start to a day-off would be. Rise & shine – it’s a sunny day! With the curtains open I’d have a cup of tea in bed brought in by my husband and cuddles with...