Planting the seeds for a great friendship

Two residents at L’Hermitage Care Home in St. Peter, Jersey have been cultivating more than just vegetables in the gardens of the purpose-built care home.

Ted Minier and George Daghorn (pictured) have formed a firm friendship whilst taking the home’s gardening club to a whole new level. The homes raised garden beds are now their pride and joy with Ted and George in charge of a routine of daily watering and inspection of produce.

Prior to moving to L’Hermitage, Ted had regularly won prizes for his Fuchsias in the Jersey Island Floral and Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Show. He has won first prize no less than eight years running.

David Taylor, L’Hermitage Manager, told us:

‘Both Ted and George were avid gardeners before coming to live at L’Hermitage and became close friends when they discovered their shared interest. They have revitalised our gardening club and grown some fantastic produce in the process.

Caring Homes puts a high emphasis on enabling residents to continue with existing hobbies and contribute positively to life at the home. Their fellow residents love the fact that they know where the produce has come from, aside from the fact that it is very tasty!’

 

L’Hermitage

Home Manager

Colette Bonner

Address

La Route de Beaumont,
St Peter,
Jersey,
JE3 7HH

Contact
0808 223 5521
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Beaumont Villa

Home Manager

Colette Bonner

Address

La Route de Beaumont,
St Peter,
Jersey,
JE3 7HH

Contact
0808 223 5409
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