Members of our Gardening Club have written a poem to mark National Gardening Week.
Tea is the way to a gardener's heart here at St Andrew's Hospice.
Patients Mick, Dave, Mick, Frank, William and Barrie are members of our Gardening Club, and to mark National Gardening Week, are sharing a poem with us.
Mick, Dave, Frank and Mick also attend the hospice's creative writing group and they wrote it especially.
Called 'Gardening For Tea Addicts', one of the Micks (Mick Handsley) filmed it for our delight...
The Gardening Club runs weekly, and members care for plants in an indoor greenhouse and an outdoor flower and vegetable garden with raised beds.
We welcome donations of small clean plant pots and potting compost, and someone with a keen interest in gardening to volunteer support for the group for a few hours on a Thursday morning would be much appreciated. Call us on 01472 350908 if you can help.
We would also welcome guest speakers (garden related, of course!).
Here's the full text of the poem...
Gardening For Tea Addicts
2 rows of lettuce
Let us get started in the garden
Let us grab our gloves and a cup of tea
4 rows of squash
Squash the weeds
Squash the slugs
Squash the teabags into the compost
4 rows of beetroot
Be true to the seasons
Be true to yourself
Be true to the laws of nature
Be true to the brew
5 rows of turnip
Turn up your trousers and sleeves
Turn up with your hoe
Turn up the ground
Turn up the worms
Turn up with the tea
3 rows of beans
Been and grown that already
Been and weeded that last week!!
Been and ordered another cuppa
3 rows of peas
Peace and tranquillity to be found outdoors
Find peace in growing things
Therapy, tea and vitamin D
5 rows of thyme
No time like the present
Time waits for no-one
A time to sow and a time to reap
Time to stand and stare
Time for another cup of tea!