Gardening Club


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Planting for the future

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Gardening Club November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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November 8, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Gardening Club – 2nd November 2017

Foxes joined Mrs France and Mrs Barrington this week.  We were all busy harvesting the sweet corn and fennel. There was a lovely aniseed smell as we pulled the fennel.  We also removed the rest of the marigolds and prepared the bed ready for planting something exciting next year.  Don’t forget to put on the guestbook your ideas of what vegetables to grow. We finished the session will planting some more daffodil bulbs to make sure we get some lovely colour in spring. We hope you all had fun.

October 9, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Gardening Club

The last two weeks have flown past and squirrels have been busy in the school garden harvesting seeds for next years plants and tidying up beds to prepare for the next seasons planting.  They have been a pleasure to have and hard little workers. They weren’t shy at getting stuck in.  I know the first group loved harvesting sunflower heads and taking the giant plants down. The second group managed to harvest the over rip runners that are now drying out ready to be next years seeds and more luscious beans. I hope they have enjoyed it as much as … Read more

August 4, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Gardening Club – last one this school year

Wow foxes have been busy planting and weeding. Lots going on in the garden over the last two weeks, prepping for our Fleet and Church Crookham in bloom judges. It was their last time gardening at Tavistock. I hope they continue to garden at home or join a club at juniors.   We also hope they have enjoyed their time in the garden and send a huge thanks to TAFF for funding this ongoing project.  Let us know on the guestbook how much you have enjoyed it or how you are continuing to use your skills.

June 15, 2017
by Gardening Club

Gardening Club – Tuesday 6th June & Tuesday 13 June

Another 2 Tuesdays and Squirrel class have had the pleasure of getting stuck in and mucky.  Something we all secretly enjoy even at my age!  Week one managed to get the sweet corn planted out that the year ones had started off in the amazing greenhouse of bottles.  We also got the runner beans out and have planted them next to the cane structures the hope is that they will create a beautiful arch to frame the strawberry bag we made.  The kale was harvested and Mrs Chowdhury made the staff some beautiful nibbles. The following Tuesday the second half … Read more

May 21, 2017
by Gardening Club

Gardening Club – Tuesday 16th May & Thursday 18th May

Tuesday Today half of Otter class joined us on a warm afternoon in the garden.  They were very excited to come and see how the garden was growing and to get stuck in planting.  We talked about how we need bees and bugs in the garden to help us with pollination and to keep the small flies away from eating our crops. Myself and Mrs Holland were very impressed with their knowledge of what grows where and if it was on a tree or under ground.  We planted some beautiful foxgloves, carnations and others to encourage these useful critters.  We … Read more

May 14, 2017
by Gardening Club

Gardening Club – Thursday 4th May 2017

On Thursday 4th May we had the second group of Hedgehogs. First we walked round the garden trying to identify plants we knew or didn’t know. Then we planted some sweetcorn, radishes, beetroots, Savoy cabbage and purple sprouting seeds. We also planted some sunflowers so that the Hedgehogs could take them home to care for. We then weeded the beds and watered our plants.  Hedgehogs did a great job today in the garden, well done. (Mrs Rowson)  

May 2, 2017
by Gardening Club

Gardening Club – Tuesday 26th April 2017

Tuesday afternoon We took the first half of Hedgehogs out for an afternoon packed full of gardening. After having a good look round and seeing what has been growing and where ( I think the alliums were a hit). We were luckily enough to harvest the salad potatoes.  It took quite a while to get them all out. It was a Bumper crop.  We also found the time to deadhead the daffodils and tidy up the front flower beds. Hands got muddy but faces were smiling and enjoying the potato hunt. After many trips to the compost heap we were … Read more

April 6, 2017
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Gardening Club – 4 and 6 April 2017

Tuesday Squirrels turn this week.  This week we did some inside gardening outside and were busy re-potting some of the class room plants into larger pots for their roots to continue to grow including Mrs O Connors Yucca plant.  The knowledge the children have kept from previous visit to the garden is amazing.  We also planted out the sunflowers from the plastic bottle greenhouse and a few extra sunflower seeds in the front beds we are hoping for another few award winning sunflowers to enter into Fleet and Church Crookham in Bloom.  The children filled their own pots with some earth … Read more

March 19, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Gardening Club – 14 March and 16 March 2017

Tuesday Another Tuesday another garden club this time with the lovely foxes. We took half the class and had a great look round our gorgeous learning environment. Fruit trees are budding potatoes are shooting all very exciting. We were lucky enough to plant out our sweet peas and to try growing some potatoes in bags along with some horseradish and we rehoused a couple of strawberries too. The weather was perfect as were the kids. Lots of super knowledge about what the flowers were and how they grew. We were very proud of them and just how much they remembered. … Read more

March 5, 2017
by Gardening Club

Gardening Club – 28 February & 2 March 2017

Tuesday: Very pleased to be back helping and volunteering with the other garden ladies. Half of Mole class came out today and we planted some onion sets and spent some time rebuilding part of the bug hotel. Hope you all like it. We were lucky to be able to harvest some sunflower seeds from last years sunflowers in the front garden of school. The children planted a couple of sunflower seeds in a pot and have taken them home. You are welcome to keep them or nurture them and bring them back to plant with garden club next time you … Read more