Monica Triumphs in Regional Sunflower Competition

Monica Baxter, age 83, a care home resident is celebrating having won a sunflower growing competition.

All 7 Adept midlands-based care homes took part in the challenge which saw Monica, who has always been a keen gardener and fellow residents in the Kiwi House Resident Gardening Club, grow the sunflower with the widest head!

We’re doing well at this gardening!
Our Gardening Club has won two competitions now,’ explained Monica from the Resident Gardening Club.

Maria Hallam, Kiwi House Manager added: “I am very proud of our residents for this achievement as well as team members who have helped residents to get involved in the Adept Care Homes annual growing competition. Getting out in the gardens has given residents so much pleasure and has had health benefits too from the gentle exercise it has encouraged.

We will enjoy this victory but we’ve really just enjoyed being part of the competition which has given residents plenty to talk and think about,’