|Another small pumpkin|
We could hardly post the last blog before the end of term without proudly showing our certificate for winning the Dorset Wildlife Trust Environmental Garden competition. The certificate and plaque are placed in the window of the garden building for all to see
The warm rain over the past few days has boosted the sweetcorn plants and they look really good.
The final picture this evening is of the artichoke. This magnificent flower develops on the plant if the seed head had not been removed, cooked and eaten - with a generous amount of butter! It looks like a monster thistle head.
Next term there should be rice to look at and plenty of huge gourds which are thriving in the greenhouse. One ambitious project is to make some paper from our papyrus stems. The gardening team will need to do a bit of homework over the summer break and then hopefully we can relive the Egyptian age