school garden

school garden

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

"Learning without reflection is a waste.

Reflection without learning is dangerous"

Confucius

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
 In the garden there is much interest.  One of the ferns now shows a stunning design of the fronds.

Attractive fern frond

'Black Russian' tomato variety

Profusion of Gaura flowers

Ligularia dentata

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!
A picture of the delightful mini dinosaur cut outs which adorned the garden.  They were beautifully decorated and designed

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
Finally a very big thank you to the staff and pupils who contribute to the ethos and purpose of the school garden.  Also to the many visitors on the school open day and also over the NGS weekend.  We met several visitors from previous years and also many new ones.  A happy summer holiday to all we hope but the garden group though will be kept busy.  A new construction is in the offing.

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