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Gardening News 12 July

Today was the final Gardening Club of the academic year. The rain we had yesterday was most welcome;  it made the pulling up of the weeds so much easier, in fact, three beds were completely weeded today! But the most important job on the list today was to harvest the fruit (blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries) which were ripe. more »

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Gardening (and lizard) news

Picture: ‘Mr Beckingham’, yesterday Gardening Club had a very interesting start today. We were asked to ‘re-home’ a lizard. The story goes thus. Mr. Beckingham brought a lizard in a glass jar to unit 3. Children gathered like bees round a honeypot and asked where it had come from. He replied it was in his office, under his chair! more »

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Gardening News 3rd May

Fine weather continued today, so all hands on deck outside. But first of all, we had to look for wildlife – it wasn’t long before we found something: a sloworm in the compost bin, and on moving an egg box which had been placed in there, another one! It was a beautiful copper colour, the other more »

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Gardening News 26 April

Following a very dry period, the ground is like concrete in places, making it almost impossible to dig out weeds. However, there were plenty of other tasks to do. First of all, the tomato seedlings needed ‘pricking’ out, and were planted on. Next the potatoes were ‘earthed up’, whereby soil is dragged up around the potato more »

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Gardening News 5th April

Today was the final Gardening Club of this term – hasn’t it gone quickly! The sun was shining and it was very warm. The children insisted on hunting wildlife having devoured sakes following the book sale. They were not disappointed. The first find was the trusty toad; the children knew exactly where to find it. more »

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Gardening News 29th March

The weather was a bit doubtful for gardening this afternoon, so an indoor activity was planned. The chlorophytums (spider plants) which are in the middle area of unit 3, were in desperate need of repotting. The roots were sticking out of the bottom of the pots, and they were so top heavy, they kept falling over! more »

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Gardening News 22 March

Following the first day of Spring, Gardening Club enjoyed some warm sunshine. However, those children with green fingers, were much more interested in hunting for wildlife! I think the club should be re-named Wildlife Explorers! The children insisted on hunting for interesting wildlife – who am I to dampen their enthusiasm and curiosity? They were more »

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Gardening Club News 15 March

The weather was kind to us for our first Gardening Club of the year. We walked around to have a look to see what was happening, what needed doing and get our priorities right. One of the first delights, a toad was discovered under the ‘peep-hole frame’: a square frame laid on the ground with more »

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