Gardening Club – Spring 2019

During the spring term, the children installed a small pond and planted some wild flowers around it. They were so excited when a frog decided to lay her eggs and now we have tiny tadpoles!

To attract bees and add colour to the garden, the children planted dahlias, sunflowers and other summer flowers.

The bug hotel is still in its infancy but the children have collected twigs and other dried plant matter to create homes for mini-beasts. We just need a few more wooden pallets to complete it. If anyone could kindly donate some, we would appreciate that.

In the vegetable beds, the children have been very busy planting leeks, shallots, onions (some have already been used in cooking club), spring onions, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, spinach, beans and lettuce. We hope the pesky pigeons don’t eat all the plants during half term!

After all that planting, we are very short of compost. If anyone has any spare they wouldn’t mind donating, we’d be very grateful.

At lunch times, children from CP3 and FB3 have been supported by some keen, green fingered Yr6s. This has been a great opportunity for them to share their knowledge and skills with the younger children.

We are certainly looking forward to harvest time where we can sample all of the produce.