school garden

school garden

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

A slight setback!

The New Year brought with it some very strong winds with gusts locally of over 80mph. For the hazel hurdle fencing this was just too much. It was ripped clean out of the ground and blown back towards the boundary fence. One of the hurdles can possibly be recycled in the garden for another season.

The fence line clear ready for the new panels

The sun was warm and there were plenty of bees darting around the garden. With this in mind two more of the insect homes were installed. The new ladybird house was put up near the pond and the butterfly house was put alongside the pond dipping platform where it will get plenty of sun which will keep it warm inside for hibernating butterflies - and maybe moths!

The new ladybird house

The butterfly and moth house

The mild temperatures have kick started things. Nasturtiums are sprouting from self sown seeds of last year  and in the pond insect life was abounding with plenty of pond skaters doing their stuff on the water. It should not be long if it stays mild before we see some frog spawn!

Nasturtium seedlings

In the greenhouse the Hibiscus is trying to flower again. This winter has certainly been very mild up to now.

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