Gardening Club News – Spring 2018

Gardening club have begun a new season outside with some clearing up of old leaves on the pathways, and planting some bright pansies in our spring flower bed.

We are also taking part in an interesting planting project from the East of England Apples and Orchards Project.  This is a charity that helps to preserve local species of orchard fruit trees, and provides the trees free of charge to schools.  We have extended our little orchard area by adding five apple varieties called Look East, Norfolk Dumpling, Red Falstaff, St Magdalen, and Pine Apple Russet, and 2 pear trees called Robin and Conference.   We are looking after them carefully and hope to have a harvest in a year or so!

Autumn 2 2017 – Gardening Club

Gardening club have had a busy time in Autumn 2. We have worked hard to weed the strawberry bed and put more plants in. We’ve also planted elephant garlic and some bulbs and winter pansies, being very careful to put the worms back into the soil! We’ve swept up leaves and checked on our little trees that are growing on the field and near Ted’s Den, plus we’ve planted an oak tree that was grown from an acorn last year. Our final task of the gardening year was to pack up and close Gardening Club until the warmer weather in the Spring Term. Watch this space for news of our next growing season!

Autumn 1 2017 – Gardening Club

Gardening club were very busy harvesting our fruit and vegetables grown in the school grounds.  We picked apples and pears and enjoyed eating the apples for our snack.  We also harvested our onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and beans.   Our sunflowers had developed some good seed heads for the birds to eat too. We’ve been busy weeding and digging our beds over to prepare them for the winter.

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