Following on from last weekend when the weather put paid to any work on the fence the garden group have finally finished the new perimeter fence for the garden. There is just the gate to do now and then we can return to gardening matters. The fence has been an interesting if not unplanned build. Recycling the old fencing from the school swimming pool has presented a few challenges but the result has been worth it.
|The removable section is finished|
|Tools of the trade|
|The new fence line towards the school|
|The new fence line towards the gates|
In the bee nest box recent activity has been noticed with lots of new nest chambers and eggs laid amongst freshly gathered pollen- yellow in the pictures.
|New chambers in the bee box|
The first Broad-bodied chaser (Libellula depressa) dragonfly of the year was noted and a damselfly which got away before we could identify it.
In the pond the vegetation is growing well and the stands of water figwort looks very impressive. The Yellow Flags are in flower but it is a shame that they do not last long.
|'Rozanne'- a favourite for many bee species|
|The Yellow Flags|
|Trailing tomatoes in their new holders|
|Mrs Palmer's magnificent potato plot|
|There are a few class plots still waiting to be planted up!|
|The Strawberry bed|