Gardening Club has started again in the New Year. We spent today tending to our flower bed. We plan to buy some new flowers for it with our £1000 prize money, as well as so plant to attract bees and butterflies for Mrs Watson's wildlife area.
Success! We came joint second in the Up Hatherley Garden Competition. Thank you to everyone who came along to the award ceremony and helped in any way towards our lovely Rwandan Key Hole Garden. Roll on next year when we’re going to go for the win!
Today, our Rwanda-Style Key Hole Garden was judged as part of the Up Hatherley Garden Competition. By happy coincidence, Pastor Edward, who is the Arch Deacon for Zion Education Centre, the school we are partnered with in Rwanda, was here visiting so was able to be present for the judging. We await the results, which will be announced at the ceremony at Manor on the Lake on 9th July at 6pm.
This week, we have planted some lettuce, tomato and butterfly and bee flower seeds to enter the Stewart Garden Competition to win £1000 for our school! We are going to submit our pictures by Friday 6th July and await the results!
We were inspired by the Stewart Gardening competition and have pruned our school Kitchen Garden ready for new herbs to go in.
After last week's effort to tidy up the Kitchen Garden, we planted new herbs in the space we had made. We also harvested our shallots from our Key Hole Garden ready to take home and eat!
In gardening club, we have been planting out spring bulbs around school and vegetables in our Key Hole Garden. We have also planted vegetables inside in pots to transfer into our vegetable garden. They have been more successful so far due to the cold weather!
We have begun designing our miniature gardens this week. We looked around the school grounds for inspiration as to what we could use to create them.
The spring bulbs have bloomed and they are beautiful!
We found an empty wasp nest in the gardening shed! We could see the hexagonal holes built inside where the wasps lay their eggs.
Today, we made our miniature gardens using things we found around the school grounds. We had loads of fun exploring and finding things to use.