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Hannah Green’s stroke rehabilitation garden at Maidstone Hospital gets a makeover

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A garden which is used by stroke patients as part of their rehabilitation process has been given a make-over thanks to an army of volunteers and generous donations from the community.

Hannah’s Garden, at Maidstone Hospital, was created seven years ago after former stroke patient Hannah Green raised £5,000 to transform what was then a small grassy area next to the Stroke Unit into a tranquil space so that patients had somewhere to have some of their physiotherapy sessions outside or just to sit quietly and enjoy the sunshine.

From left, Maria Fabian from MTW NHS Trust, Hannah Green, Andrew Green; with to the rear contractor guests
From left, Maria Fabian from MTW NHS Trust, Hannah Green, Andrew Green; with to the rear contractor guests

Over time, the area had started to look a little tired and it was decided to give it a spruce-up.



The renovated garden has two new benches, multi-surface paths, plants and landscaping work, and a bespoke mural of a natural landscape painted by

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Make it a tasty fall by planting your own veggie garden with root crops, garlic and greens | Home/Garden

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Now that we are moving into the cooler weather of October, it’s time to start seriously thinking about your fall vegetable garden.

If you don’t keep your vegetable garden productive through the winter, you are missing out on some of the most delicious vegetables we can grow. There is an amazing selection that can only be grown here during the cool season from October to May.

Another reason for putting in a fall vegetable garden now is the mild weather. No matter how much you love gardening, you have to admit that it’s more enjoyable when the daytime highs are in the 70s rather than the 90s. And during the cool season, we generally have fewer insect, disease and weed problems to deal with compared to summer gardens.

Make your bed

Whether you are planting into an existing vegetable garden or starting a new one, you must pay careful attention

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