MHA Moorland House has joined in with Derbyshire Wildlife Trusts #growdontmow challenge in a bid to help restore 30% of natural spaces by 2030. Residents have been learning about the importance of bees as natural pollinators and researching ways to make their garden more bee friendly.
The home started with a small area of their back garden, leaving it to grow wild with a helping hand seeding them with a wildflower mix and planting donated bluebells, forget-me-nots, cowslips and other native plants.
Staff dug over an unused area to make a pumpkin and sunflower patch and Moorland House resident David 84, planted some runner beans in the hope that this will encourage more pollinators to the area.
The bee themed activities continued with residents painting bee pictures to decorate the activities room. Eileen 88, who enjoys playing the piano, has taken up painting since moving to Moorland. Eileen said, “It’s been a lovely morning painting, it’s not something I had done before coming here but I found I really enjoy it. I have chosen different colours for my bee to make it stand out”.