GREEN-fingered residents at a care home took part in a day of activities to celebrate National Gardening Week.

They planted flowers, herbs and ‘beebombs’ in the walled gardens of Anchor’s Townend Close, at Cross Hills.

The beebombs – which comprise different types of wildflower to attract bees, butterflies and other insects – were made by care assistant Pauline O’Neil.

Among residents taking part in the activities was 97-year-old Margaret Maudsley, who said: “I love gardening – it is something I used to do a lot when I was younger. I find it interesting to watch plants you have nurtured grow into something beautiful.”

Residents also decorated plant pots, gnomes and bird boxes to be placed in the garden.

Sharon Mackie, manager at Townend Close, said: “Gardening is very popular with our residents and a great way to create a beautiful environment while boosting wellbeing.”