school garden

school garden

Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Woodpigeons are back!

Considerable activity has taken place during half term in the garden. Also there are signs that Spring is not far away.  Robins, Dunnocks and Blackbirds are all in song and the noisey Herring Gulls have been shouting at each other from the nearby rooftops over the past few days. Of more concern  though is the recent return of the Woodpigeons. They are cooing from every available tree at the moment and casting down a beady eye just incase any seeds have been sown.

The daffodils are looking splendid now

and the ladybirds are waking up

Ladybirds photgraphed on Valentines Day

In the greenhouse things are afoot.  The Papyrus stems  have been cut and the roots saturated which has resulted in several new shoots already appearing. On the staging the new cacti and living stones displays have been finished. These portray the plants in a more natural surroundings than  plastic flower pots.

The new cactus bed

The Living Stones in their new home

Finally the garden has a new friend and helper.

The new shredder

The finished product

Our new friend will help deal with  the large amount of green compost which we develop at the end of the summer and  shred it down so that we can mulch it and return it to the ground.  All part of the eco-cycle.

An apparent marital dispute with the Herring Gulls next door!

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