The Sensory Garden…an update
Has it really been 4 months since I updated progress on the sensory garden? I guess it has, given the floods, wind and torrential rain of early 2014.
In the meantime however, the earth has been moving most ardently, not because of sink holes fortunately, but more to start an extension to my Mum’s care home. So the excess soil on one side of the garden, we realised could help us on the other side of the garden, and after a friendly conversation with the builders, work began.
Despite the inclement weather moments were snatched in between the waves of water and wind to lift soil and relocate to the sensory garden area that now will be pretty much level. The poly tunnel has also been re-sited to the bottom end of the garden, along with its contents, no mean feat. Power has been extended out to the central area of the garden and bits of walls have been built and re-adjusted to enclose the space to make it a secure environment. So, all in all, not bad for only February!
Here’s some pictures of the progress:
I am hopeful that the builders will also put in the figure of eight pathway forming the main design feature and we can then start the job of building the soil structure ready for planting.
Exciting times are ahead; the enthusiasm for the project keeps growing every time I visit and, as ever the staff at the home are interested and motivated. When I continue to see how hard they work to care for my mum and all the other residents, I want to do what ever I can to make this garden a place where everyone can come together to rest, relax, laugh and play! After all, there’s a child in all of us.