Category Archives: News

  • Robins at Ridgeline – inside and out!

    Posted on 23 January 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our Addington students were busy last Friday making making bird feeders and hanging them up around the garden.  Although squirrels seem to have eaten most of them, this week we spotted robins enjoying a tasty meal. Meanwhile, over the last few weeks they’ve been hard at work  creating hand-made (literally) robin decorations.  They’re brightening up […]

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  • Up-cycling with Green Park

    Posted on 20 January 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our nursery is usually bursting with plants grown and potted on by our clients, ready for planting out or selling at our plant sales.  We’ve just made the nursery more accessible with a little help from Green Park and the ingenuity of our volunteers!  Green Park kindly donated some pallets, and they’ve been transformed into […]

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  • Welcome to 2020 at Ridgeline

    Posted on 13 January 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    After a three week break over Christmas and the New Year, we’re back to work at Ridgeline.  Freshly potted primroses and calocephalus are giving a welcome splash of colour. Meanwhile, inside the pavilion, we’re putting some of the flowers we pressed to good use creating delicate lanterns. And we’re thinking of Spring already – clients […]

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  • Best wishes for Christmas and 2020

    Posted on 19 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’ve had a great year at Ridgeline, doing what we do best – using gardening to improve people’s health and wellbeing.  Best wishes to everyone we work with, and we look forward to growing together in 2020. Here’s a picture of our wonderful goat willow in the fading Winter light to close the year.  It’s […]

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  • Why we do what we do

    Posted on 17 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We know that what we do at Ridgeline makes a real difference to people’s lives, and it’s always lovely when we get feedback from people.  Last week, a client’s daughter told us :- “The routine of going every week has been very good at embedding it in her memory and she remembers her involvement now. […]

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  • Festive fir-n trees

    Posted on 9 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our Avenue students are about to head outside to rake up the last of the leaves and check how the garlic they planted is coming on.  Before that, they brought out their creative side making these beautiful fir-n (or should that be fern?) tree Christmas cards.

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  • Cabbage white in December

    Posted on 3 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    No, not an unseasonal sighting of butterflies, but a Monday morning frost turning our cabbages into a beautiful crystal display.

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  • Rain doesn’t stop play …

    Posted on 2 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    … or work, in the case of some of our intrepid volunteers.  It might have been pouring last Wednesday, but that didn’t stop our determined raised bed builders from cracking on with the task.  Their ingenuity came to the fore, using a gazebo as a shelter while they worked. And as you can see from […]

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  • More raised beds for Ridgeline

    Posted on 19 November 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The growing season may be coming to an end, but we’re still busy at Ridgeline.  We’re building four more raised beds.  Our Addington students have “road tested” them for accessibility to make sure anyone in a wheelchair can use them easily.  They’re also great for those of our gardeners who don’t find bending easy.  We’ll […]

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  • Traffic lights at Ridgeline

    Posted on 11 November 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Don’t worry, we’re not embarking on any roadworks, it’s our beautiful Acer trees putting on a stunning display of colour!  Every day they’re changing and getting brighter.  They are definitely a highlight of Autumn at Ridgeline!

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