Tally charts and still life drawing, were the tools used by reception to capture the first wild flowers of spring.
We have started to increase our strawberry patch by planting the runners from the veggie garden into the roof garden. Spring is definitely on it’s way.
Sowing has started on the roof garden. We removed the last of the unwanted weeds to ensure the seedlings have the best possible chance to establish themselves. We sowed a mix of wild flowers native to England along with Teasel, Rudbeckia, Penstemon, Gazania and Red hot poker. Fingers crossed by June / July the garden will be covered in flowers, encouraging bees, butterflies, birds and all sorts of bugs.
The roof bug pond is taking shape. Wet areas are an essential requirement for many invertebrate species. We are creating several different habitat features to maximise the potential of our bio-diverse roof to support invertebrates and other wildlife.
Changing the roof garden and marking out the different areas. The area will be covered in wild flowers which will take a couple of seasons to become established. The Outdoor structures club will be helping with the transformation.
- A pizza and herb tea garden, in the shape of a pizza.
- A cob pizza oven with side table to prepare the pizzas.
- Small pond area to ensure any bugs that move in will have water
- A bug hotel with different habitats, straw, pinecones, sand, rubble etc
- Solitary bee hive, created by year 3
- Fairy Garden with their own caravan!!
- A chicken coop with 4 chickens
- Log circle for discussion, sharing ideas, findings and the odd pizza or two