Now's a great time to remove the old flower heads from Daffodils, not only does this tidy the clumps up, but also the energy that the plant would have put into producing seeds, now goes into producing bigger bulbs which will give us better flowers next year, just like the P1's from St Therese Primary are doing here just cut the flowering stalk back off near the base. leave the leaves alone, these gather energy now for next years flowers.
The kids from St Therese are becoming great gardeners, so as a break from the norm we decided to do a wee 'wild foods' session, a bit of foraging on the school grounds under the context of Wild Foods...we found a bit of common things, sorrel, dandelion, hawthorn leaf, beech leaf etc but we also found some lovely wild leek, which the kids devoured!!
It was wet, windy and a torrid day...but the kids of St Therese Primary are made from hardy stuff and it was going to take more than a bit of rain to stop them planting their new flower beds...
These beds the kids made, cutting, nailing and screwign the planks together and now it was planting time!!
We starting off by making a cake - soil was the sponge, compost the icing and chicken manure the sprinkles....a delightful cake you may add....
in each of the beds we planted a solid block of the one plant, makes it easier to stake, pick and maintain and tit gives far better impact. We planted some Dahlias and some Begonias in the beds
some amazing savoy cabbages
Back to School gardens this week....and in every garden its harvest harvest harvest!!.....Lots planted before summer break is now ready, with bumper crops allround as the plants were anything but short of water this summer....Heres some pictures of the Harvests from Lenamore Primary School in Galliagh
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