school garden

school garden

Thursday, 19 February 2009

New Years Day

I popped up to the school garden on New Years Day 2009 to prune back the grape vines. We hard pruned some and were less brutal with the others. Whilst there we planted some left over bulbs but I think that it was probably too late as they don't appear to have come to anything yet.

Compost Bins Oh Rats!

We had a great compost bin provided with our garden. It had removable wooden slats at the front and parent Pete spent a lot of time working out a way to fix a clear perspex cover to the front with access door so that the children could look and see the various stages of decomposition of all the schools fruit waste over the following months.


we got visitors.... unwelcome visitors!!!!!

So we had to shut up shop and stop using the compost bin for food waste. These visitors also burrowed underneath the raised beds, displaces lots of soil and then the beds collapsed. Pests, pests, pests. We were learning fast.

New compost bins were ordered from the council. Pest free ones. we take the health and safety of our children very seriously and so we are going to do all that we can to encourage these visitors to stay away and visit elsewhere. All tips will be warmly appreciated.