Gi­ant sun­flow­ers brighten up the day

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

PHYL­LIS Brad­ford has helped brighten up the days of staff and res­i­dents at Mercy Place Lath­lain af­ter grow­ing tall sun­flow­ers.

The stun­ning 2.5m-tall sun­flow­ers were planted about three months ago and have grown far big­ger than the age care res­i­dent ex­pected.

“You can feel down and out not be­ing in your own house,” she said.

“When you are in a nurs­ing home, you can feel like you are here to die but you need to change your mind and I keep my­self ac­tive.”

Ms Brad­ford said one of the se­crets to the growth of the sun­flow­ers was a bit of “ten­der lov­ing care”.

“My motto in life is faith, trust and re­spect to all hu­mans and an­i­mals, so I’m proud of what I’ve done,” she said.

“The feed­back that I’ve re­ceived from staff and res­i­dents has been great; there have been plenty of peo­ple who have come to look at it.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d469929

Robert and Phyl­lis Brad­ford with their sun­flow­ers.

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