Sweet Peas for Peter at Hulcott

Hulcott care home resident Peter likes nothing more than to get his hands dirty and show off his green fingers, with some armchair gardening at our home in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Today, Peter decided to pot some Sweet peas to grow on for the garden as they require planting out soon. They are quite hardy, growing from large, easy-to-handle pea-like seeds and we are really looking forward to seeing them when they are in bloom, as the pea-like flowers grow in so many lovely colours and have a beautiful fragrance.

Sweet Peas are a very popular plant. So much so, they have also been mentioned in a well known poem:

Sweet Pea (Delicate Pleasures)
“Here are sweet peas, on tip-toe for a flight:
With wings of gentle flush o’er delicate white,
And taper fingers catching at all things,
To bind them all about with tiny rings.”
–John Keats (1795–1821)

We are so very lucky at Hulcott as our garden is a picture in the Summer thanks to residents like Peter, who love to get involved and contribute, and of course, our Home Manager Margaret Smart, who is herself a very keen and passionate gardener.

At Hulcott we have a varied schedule of activities for our residents which gives choices for everyone. Activities include baking, puzzles, Arts & Crafts, games, sing-a-longs, bingo, reminiscence, afternoon cinema with popcorn and choc ices, flower arranging. The list goes on…

Peter is keen to take part in most of the activities which are organised at Hulcott and enjoys trying out both old and new experiences.  We are always taking feedback from our residents as to what they would enjoy participating in. After we have lots of different characters in our home and we aim to make each persons life both meaningful, stimulating and enjoyable.

At Hulcott care home in Aylesbury we provide the highest standards of specialist nursing and residential care for up to 38 elderly ladies and gentlemen.

If you would like to find out more about life at Hulcott, including our events and activities, please contact us on 0808 223 5514 or hulcott@caringhomes.org.

Hulcott

Home Manager

Margaret Smart

Address

The Old Rectory,
Hulcott,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire,
HP22 5AX

Contact
0808 223 5514
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