Attributed to Chief Sitting Bull. (1831-1890)
Last Wednesday we were advised that our two tree ferns (Antarctica dicksonia) had arrived and were ready for collection. They just fitted into the car with a few centimetres to spare. The next evening they had been planted and the intensive period of regular watering had begun. Until the fronds appear the plants must be watered every day. Over the weekend in almost summer conditions other plants which had been held in the school greenhouse were planted out. Instantly the Jurassic Garden took on a new appearance. With Tetrapanax, Pseudopanax, Shuttlecock Ferns, Chain Ferns, Royal Fern, and Gunnera all planted up the previous areas of landscaped earth took on a new dimension.
|A tight fit!|
|The first Tree Fern is positioned|
|Bananas and Geranium maderense are planted in the sunny area.|
|A view across the garden with the ferns in place|
|The Gunnera showing the first leaf|
On Easter Sunday the school garden was used to broaden the search area of the Easter egg hunt which had been set up by Highclere House. Our good friends next door were invited in to try to find the many hidden Easter eggs which had been carefully positioned around the garden- some easy to find and some not so easy to find.
|One of the more difficult ones to spot|
|Two eggs floating in the pond on a raft|
The working party is set for next weekend. Come along on Saturday and enjoy the peaceful environment which is the school garden. There are many jobs to do. From tidying the tool shed to painting the fence you will be most welcome!