Follow us on our journey to create a wildlife friendly school garden that stimulates the imagination and helps the pupils to explore and learn about the wonders of nature
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
The greenhouse, which is in fact too small greenhouses joined together was offered to us by a neighbour of Samantha's Mr ???? as he was selling his house before moving into a home and wanted to know that the greenhouse would go on being used.
Pete and Steve took charge of dismantling the greenhouse and it was transported in many bits to the garden in June(?)
Greenhouse minus most of the glass
It was rebuilt at the top of the garden by the wall and has been a great asset allowing the children to see the different rates of grown for things grown in doors. So far in the greenhouse, there have been tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers and this year Steve has planted gourds, rice and papyrus. We are not certain, but this may be the first time rice has been grown in Dorset. The papyrus if it reaches maturity will be interesting for those children in year 5 who are studying the Egyptians who made paper from papyrus.