Gardening club have had a busy few months with Mrs Phelan. They have grown and taken home winter vegetables such as Christmas potatoes, pac choi and spinach. They also helped pick our orchard apples to raise funds for seeds and equipment.
The green manure in bed two is ready to chop up and feed the soil ready for planting future vegetables and our new raspberry canes were planted back in autumn behind the nest. We are hoping for a summer harvest of those!
The herb bed is beginning to take shape and we will be adding other types to there soon – the children love the different smells and textures that they bring. Our gardeners have also been busy over the past months planting bulbs and Spring is beginning to come to life around the school.
Our gardeners have tidied the pond, the living archway on the field and the ornamental garden – lots of little tasks to keep our school looking presentable. We have found lots of frogspawn growing in the pond and put some in the library for everyone to see.
Looking ahead, we will be taking care of the new Nest Allotment garden, using LOTC and gardening time to plant companion flowers, vegetables and fruit for learning opportunities and a harvest later in the year. Gardening Club have already started to transform a shady bed under the buddleia, into a reflective sensory area that will be perfect for hotter days, inspiration or just some quiet time.
The Gardening Club has again been very successful this year, we certainly have some 'green fingers'!
We have had a bumper crop of courgettes and tomatoes this year, many thanks to our dedicated gardeners, they are doing a super job!
I am pleased to announce my two new Head Gardeners for the summer term. Congratulations to Beatrice and Ruby from Year 4. Well done girls, you deserve this as you are always there and always hard working.
All my gardeners have been busy growing plants for this weekends May Fair so if its bedding plants you need come along as there is a good selection. We even have some in teacups! Mrs B
Gardening club have been super busy filling their lovely new veg beds. They have made their own runner bean frame this year and are having a go at growing strawberries outside the greenhouse. Thank you to Mrs Ashman and the PTA for these super beds and to Mrs Poyser for her donation of gardening equipment including these super long bean poles.
If anyone has any teacups or mugs they don’t need which would look nice with a plant in we would also be very grateful. These can be left by the greenhouse or handed in to the office. Thank you.
This week I would like to say a huge thank you to Susan Jones and the Beaconsfield Community Association for their very generous donation of £250.00 towards the club.
Thank you also to my Gardeners for their wonderful letters to the Association which helped us to receive it.
The money will go towards renewing the vegetable beds. Any "handy" parents who could help us rebuild them please do get in touch.
I end this week with a huge thank you to Beaconsfield Garden Centre for our magnificent Christmas tree.
Each year they very kindly donate one to the school so please remember when you’re out tree hunting that they have the very best real and artificial trees in the local area and a superb array of decorations to adorn it with.
The gardening club will be moving from Tuesdays to Mondays starting next week as requested by some of my Gardeners to avoid clashing with other lunchtime activities.
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