An Eskimo proverb
Work continues in the garden as the group tidies up, moves plants about and making good here and there with the secateurs. Some of the class beds are looking good with the sweetcorn, runner bean and sunflower beds looking particularly spectacular. The sweetcorn, or maize, is some of the highest we have seen growing in the garden but alas over the weekend the strong South Westerlies caused a little damage but nothing too devastating.
|The magnificent sunflower bed|
|The sweetcorn patch|
The runner beans took the winds in their stride and although leaning a little they have survived and are producing a lot of tasty green beans!
|plenty of flowers on the runner bean plants|
The hanging baskets are stunning. Unfortunately they did not come into bloom for the NGS weekend but at present look fantastic. This year we chose a Begonia variety called 'apricot shades'.
|The hanging baskets|
|Subtle pastel shades|
|Deep Apricot colours|
|A mix of colours and flower sizes|
|The aptly named Canary Shouldered Thorn|
Another moth trapped, although common, is often seen indoors on a warm summer night. A plume moth called Emmelina monodactyla.
|Emmelina monodactyla or Common Plume|
The grass garden requires little maintenance but gives the onlooker both motion and texture. This shot was taken looking up through the Giant Bronze Oat grass to the blue sky above
|The bluest of skies!|
This year we have just one fruit on the kiwi plant. Last year we had plenty. This autumn the plant will be pruned heavily. Possibly there is too much growth on it now to produce fruit.
|Our only kiwi fruit!|
|Our friendly young Robin|
|Bee head first in the flower!|
|Absolutely covered in pollen.|
We are hoping that the sunflowers and sweetcorn will survive till the start of the new term so that the children who planted them can see them and enjoy their planting efforts.