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Pitch-fork in to help Grantown care home residents

By Gavin Musgrove

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Residents and staff planting some of their donated flowers.
Residents and staff planting some of their donated flowers.

A Grantown care home is inviting green fingered locals to dig deep and help them bring their 'garden vision' to life.

Lynemore Care Home is a holding a ‘Big Dig’ tomorrow (Friday) from 2-4pm, weather depending.

Keen gardeners are being invited to join residents as they redesign their garden. Anyone with old pots and planters is also being encouraged to donate them.

Grantown Community Council has already donated flowers to the project.

Last year, residents at Lynemore agreed a new ‘garden vision’ which includes a shop, café and bar area where residents can enjoy a drink and meal outdoors with relatives.

A putting green is also envisioned, as well as a rabbit hutch and outdoor seating areas.

Activities co-ordinator Sharon Davies said: “Our residents are looking forward to rolling up their sleeves and getting into the garden and we’d love anyone with a passion for gardening to join us.

"We’re grateful to Grantown Community Council who have generously donated flowers to Lynemore. They will definitely brighten up the gardens.”

Lynemore manager Shona Conlin commented: “The residents have been the real driving force behind this new vision. They have some fantastic ideas and we’re really excited to see how the gardens develop.”

Light refreshments will be available on the day.

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