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All has been busy in the garden over the last 4 weeks with everything springing into life.  FCC Environmental have kindly refilled and revamped 6 of our 12 raised beds with fresh soil ready for planting. They also put in posts to support raspberries and sunflowers.  Mr and Mrs Keal then added the wire supports with year 5 children planting autumn fruiting raspberry bushes.  Elise (Yr 4) and her Grandfather kindly donated 2 home produced thornless blackberry bushes and planted them to complete the row. We look forward to children picking and eating fruit in the autumn.


Reception children and other classes have visited the garden to look around and enjoy the space.  With the new ‘log’ seats in place there is room for story time or just sitting and looking!


On the 27th March we held a ‘Grandparent Gardening’ afternoon with a fantastic turnout of 20 grandparents and 22 children.  As a result we were able to make huge progress with spring planting and preparations.


Snowdrop plants were divided and replanted along the hedges for a lovely display next spring.  Strawberries and chives weeded, divided and replanted.


Raspberries and fruit bushes were mulched with our ‘home produced’ compost with a marvellous display of granny wheelbarrow work supervised by a couple of granddads leaning on spades!


Produce for early summer and autumn consumption was started with onion sets and seeds of carrots, radish, beetroot, peas, rainbow chard, lettuce and spring onions being sown. Tender stem broccoli plants were planted out.


A huge thank-you to everyone who has helped so far this year as we have made a great start.


If you get time, take a look at the plot as the daffodils look wonderful and over the next few weeks seeds should be springing into life.