Manorfield Primary School

What have we been up this month in the garden?

 

This month, we have been clearing the garden ready for warmer weather.

 

During lunchtime club, the children have been cleaning pots and tools. This is important as bacteria can live within the old soil particles left on the tools, which can cause disease. 

 

 

We have also been working together to identify minibeasts living around the garden. 

 

 

We have also been helping the Teviot Centre clear the community garden of weeds. We are planning to make some wildflower seed bombs and plant these underneath the tree canopy in the Spring.

 

 

We have learned how to use a hammer safely to hang our larger tools in our new potting shed.

 

 

We believe that it’s important to recycle materials as much as we can, so we have learned how to use a saw safely to cut a wooden pallet into signs. We have painted these ready to label our plants in Spring.

 

 

The children are now turning the fruit peeling and cores into soil, by composting them in our compost bays in the garden and the big rotating composter outside the kitchen. 

 

In Winter it is important to create spaces for wildlife to hide from the cold weather. We have created a hideout for frogs, toad, mice and (hopefully) hedgehogs using logs and leaves collected throughout Autumn.

 

 

click here to have A LOOK AT THE PARENTS GARDENING PAGE TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN BE DOING AROUND THE GARDEN THIS MONTH.

 

Jennie

Gardener-in-Residence