We had a very slow start last term as the weather was so bad, but we managed to sow some lettuce plants, grow on some geraniums, which we will plant out later this year and after we had made a start on clearing nettles, scatter some wild flower seeds in our wildlife area.
Now we have the better weather, we have lots of plans for the grounds and have already planted out the lettuces and tidied up our herb bed and added sweet pea plants to it. We have lots more nettle clearing to do so that we can grow more wildflowers. We plan to plant lots of vegetables again as the children always enjoy harvesting them and either donating them to the school cook or taking them home for dinner! We will try to make the garden as pretty as possible for summer so will need to keep planting, weeding and watering.
As always we give a big thank you to Meta Greenfield who gives us her time, expertise, and many plant donations.Meta also kindly came into school to demonstrate how to plant the potatoes and sunflowers which all the school children have been given for entry into the Barton Gardeners Show on 14th July. We hope that as many children as possible will enter. The sunflower seeds should be planted 1.5 cm deep in compost in a deep pot – one in each pot, and then kept moist until shoots grow. Water regularly and, in June, the plants can be put outside in their pots. The best and tallest sunflower plant can be entered in the show.