A Cheyenne Indian proverb
The garden group have spent a busy few days in the garden. The biggest project was planting up the large area in the Jurassic garden with lots of ferns. The ferns for the garden had to be carefully chosen as some like shade only, some like semi-shade and some do not mind a bit of sun on them. The group have gone for a good mix. These are Polystichum polyplepharium (Tassel Fern), Matteuccia struthioptaris (Shuttlecock or Ostrich Fern), Dryopteris wallichiana (Wallich Wood Fern), Woodwardia orientalis (Chain Fern), Dryopteris filix-mas (Male Fern) and Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's Tongue Fern).
|The selected fern mix|
|Another picture of the fern mix|
|The egg area has been refreshed with more ferns|
|Decaying wood- excellent for beetles|
|An inquisitive snail!|
|Lovely flowering spikes of Camassia|
|The clematis 'montana' starting to flower|
|The white flowering Clematis 'montana'|
|The edible bed all sown and netted over!|
|The family of young Great Tits.|
|The Desiree potatoes almost ready to earth up|
|The Pak Choi plants are doing well.|
The few Bird Cherry trees which are scattered about the garden are coming into their own. The magnificent racemes of white flowers are set off against the pale green leaves. These are one of our most attractive trees in the garden.
Finally although not actually in the school garden if you have not driven to nearby Ferrybridge lately a visit is worthwhile. The carpet of Thrift is magnificent this year again. It is too good to miss!