The school garden has had a busy few weekends with first the school and garden open day and just recently the two days opening for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). Prior to these events the garden was used by the pupils who proudly displayed their art week contributions. These ranged from scarecrows, to mini dinosaur cut outs and Jurassic mobiles hanging from the trees. Gardens and art always go well together.
A fine range of scarecrows also appeared
As a token gesture the garden group quickly entered into the spirit of things and created a large flowerpot man.
|The garden group's flowerpot man|
|Attractive fern frond|
|'Black Russian' tomato variety|
|Profusion of Gaura flowers|
|The Macleaya is growing well|
|Hanging baskets starting to fill out now|
|The helpers bed- scabious, geums, verbenas - all bee friendly!|
|Kiwi fruits- but will they develop!|
|7-spot ladybird just emerged from the larva case|
Nature has also been busy. Butterflies have been very active with Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large White, Red Admiral and Small Tortoishell all recorded on one day alone
|An obliging Ringlet butterfly|
|Emperor dragonfly laying eggs in the school pond|
|Common Carder Bee on scabious flower|
|An industrious Red Tailed bumble bee- pollen sacks full!|
|The mini dinosaur cut-outs|
Regular readers will be aware that we are always staring at the sky. This amazing cloud formation appeared late afternoon recently over the garden. It was quite bizarre!
|A cloud formation|