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Growing flowers with healing powers: Easy to grow plants for the elderly

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Written by Mitch McCulloch

Growing medicinal plants is a wonderful activity that generates holistic health and wellbeing. This article shares plants that are great for the elderly to grow, as well as top tips.

Planting flowers in the garden isn’t just a beautiful addition, many easy to grow flowering plants have medicinal properties that can be used to treat a whole host of issues. Today we’re going to be looking at five of my favourite flowers that have holistic powers.

For those of you reading who don’t know me, which will most likely be all of you, I’m Mitch, a former chef with a passion for the natural world, ecology and horticulture. I hung up my chefs apron in 2020 in pursuit of a more wholesome and natural lifestyle. I left my hometown of London for the ancient woodlands of the new forest. I am currently establishing an edible and medicinal showcase garden on previously conventionally farmed land. I grow in no dig beds using pre-industrial farming techniques based on permaculture principles. My garden is a testimony to all plants edible and medicinal, with a keen focus on rare, heritage and heirloom variates.

Mitch McCulloch - London born former chef who hung up his apron and switched East London for the Ancient woodlands of The New Forest. Mitch has recently establish a biodiverse no dig garden on a previously conventionally farmed site. His Garden is a testimony to regenerative growing, permaculture principles and pre industrial farming techniques. He grows using a no dig system without the uses of chemicals, there’s certainly no man made nasties in his garden! He documents his journey on Instagram as @mitch_grows

Mitch McCulloch

Mitch McCulloch - London born former chef who hung up his apron and switched East London for the Ancient woodlands of The New Forest. Mitch has recently establish a biodiverse no dig garden on a previously conventionally farmed site. His Garden is a testimony to regenerative growing, permaculture principles and pre industrial farming techniques. He grows using a no dig system without the uses of chemicals, there’s certainly no man made nasties in his garden! He documents his journey on Instagram as @mitch_grows

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