Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Looking to the Future

Autumn. A time to plant for the following seasons. The last of the Pumpkin plants removed, and it's time to get your hands dirty and bury Daffodils.

The Busy Beez have chosen various dwarf Narcissi, or miniature Daffodils. They don't look much right now, but in the coldest months, these little packages of sunshine will push their way through to bloom and cheer on the dullest of days.

In the centre of each of these containers the Beez planted a small Hebe. Over the coming months, and even years, these beautiful shrubs will attract bees and butterflies.

Elsewhere in the garden, and the blue Hydrangea is still flowering away...

and the rose hips are flushing up a lovely colour in the carpark bed.

The Cotoneaster is providing a fantastic display with it's crimson berries in the Junior bed.

While the last of the peppers and tomatoes ripen in the Veg-e-tables beyond

Looking to the future once more, the cheery clown-faces of these Pansies will soon be filling out the spaces before the Daffodils appear.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Harvest Time

And the Big Clean up begins.

Old foliage is being tidied away, and fallen leaves and compost swept up.

The huge 'courgette' is harvested, and some of the cherry tomatoes picked

There are still lots of tomatoes to be harvested, and once all the courgette foliage has been cleared away, the sunshine can help ripen them.

As it's a brand new year, we have a brand new team of Y2's in the Busy Beez Gardening Club. Over the Summer, the crops have been ripening, and at last the children have something to show for all the hard work put in.

Can I take a moment to mention that the 'Let's Grow' campaign has begun in Morrison's stores and we would greatly appreciate the vouchers. The children can either hand them into the teacher, or you can pop into the Parent's Room (the 'Hut' beside the Nursery), where our hardworking team of parent volunteers will collect them.

Thank you.