school garden

school garden

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Adopt the pace of nature:

...her secret is patience.

A quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was with some trepidation that we awaited the arrival of sixteen tons of material to start the final stages of the ammonite shell in the Jurassic garden.  Our friends from Portland Stone arrived bang on time on thursday with the order.  The lorry looked huge but the driver proved very skillful and turned the lorry and reversed it into the the small 3m gap in the garden fence.

16 tons of material!
The garden group worked hard over the weekend and with the help of a few other friends managed to wheel barrow the material and compact it down into the ammonite shell.

Jamie wheels the first barrow load!

The first section to be completed

Taking shape!

The compactor was very busy over the weekend

The compactor, hired from Eagle Plant on the Granby Industrial Estate,  helped to pack the material ready for the top layer of finer material which, weather  permitting, will be delivered next weekend.  The ammonite shell project has taken a lot of hours to construct but we feel that we are nearly there.  Following on then will be sourcing some top soil and start planting up with suitable species to give that Jurassic feel to the garden.

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