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Little Bowden School Garden Updates

Although we are officially still in the depths of winter, all has been busy on the school garden.

 

Since autumn last year the greenhouse and shed have been removed from the site due to repeated vandalism.  The greenhouse has been relocated into the safety of the school grounds and once repaired can be put to good use growing seedlings and overwintering plants.

 

During November, we held a successful grandparents day where a number of children and volunteers helped to clear weeds from the beds, tidy the site and plant fruit bushes.

 

Harborough District Council have been very supportive and recently removed all the rubbish and damaged items from the site, trimmed the hedge and laid down fresh wood chippings.  As a result the area is now safe for children to use on warmer days and due to the opened up space, can now be enjoyed as an outdoor classroom as well as a garden. 

 

Seeds are being sown behind the scenes and with the recent warm weather the snowdrops are in bloom with the daffodils close behind.  The autumn planted garlic has sprouted well and although the pigeons have feasted on our spring cabbages, there’s still plenty of life within the herb and flower beds.

 

Marie Keal

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