Growing and giving flowers to the vulnerable in our communities.
Brent Mencap and Flower Friends unite for another year.
After a first successful year of growing flowers for Flower Friends, a local community project that gives arrangements of locally grown flowers to the vulnerable in Brent, members of our gardening group will continue into 2024 to cultivate bouquets of beautiful cut flowers, foliage and grasses, including roses, peonies and dahlias, to name but a few.
This year, through KTs Care Angels, Flower Friends gave flowers, grown in our own and other community gardens, to people of all ages and disabilities isolated in their own homes and unable to enjoy outdoor spaces, as well as to their carers, bringing floral love and joy and the message that they are not alone.
Winter is an important planning and planting season for the gardeners, who are busy sowing seeds, planting bulbs and transplanting shrubs into newly prepared beds. As well as garden flowers, they are also hoping to establish a wild flower patch using locally sourced seeds gathered from Paddington Old Cemetery in Kilburn.
The weather next year will have a big impact on what varieties grow well. This year we had an abundance of Cosmos, a hardy annual known for its drought tolerance and used as a versatile ‘filler’ flower in bouquets and arrangements.
All being well, we will have armfuls of fresh and dried blooms to give to residents and staff of Willesden Court care home from early spring 2024 well into late summer and beyond. Watch this space!
If you are interested in volunteering for Flower Friends, either by growing flowers, making and/or delivering arrangements or collecting and decorating tins, they would love to hear from you. Email Siobhan at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/phone her on 07784 865139. Spread the word!
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