We caught up with Fiona Davies (on left) and Stella Donaldson on the ward, two of the longer-serving members of the famous Flower team.

Fabulous flowers

“I like flowers and the way they make a difference to a room. And people appreciate them: we get so many comments on how they make a place seem more alive,” said Stella.

Stella’s sister had been looked after at Roxburghe House and she decided she wanted to give something back. Fiona and Stella were friends before volunteering on the flower team and when Fiona retired, Stella roped her in to help, aware of her prize-winning floristry skills.