This year the gardening club have learnt a lot of new gardening skills from seed/bulb planting, taking cuttings, pruning, using a dibbler to plant leeks and researching plants for certain purposes.
They have created and maintained the sensory containers in the playground which demonstrate the use of plants for the 5 senses, and diligently watered all the pots of flowers during this lovely weather.
They have successfully completed Level 1 and 2 of the RHS Scheme for Schools and are now working towards Level 3 which is developing a wildlife garden to attract bees, birds and butterflies. They also took part in Grow Your Own which involved chitting, planting and harvesting potatoes for a competition. They never grew many but they did cook the few they had.
Making seed bombs was a success and throwing them into a wild patch was very exciting. Hopefully we will see a wildflower meadow next spring.
The team are very proud to have taken part in Bovey in Bloom this year and for raising money towards their club at the school fair.
I would personally like to say thank you to them all for being such keen gardeners and making the school so pretty.