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Midsummer Gardening

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

The Nursery has started to put their plan for a dedicated new gardening area into practice – with quite a few helping hands!

Children from the Butterfly Room headed outdoors to lend their assistance to the grown-ups as they worked on the garden. While the adults placed tyres and planting boxes, the children filled them with compost and made sure that they were ready for the plants. With a little help from the adults, they planted a wide variety of plants and made sure that they were watered to help them to grow.

They planted lots of herbs, such as rosemany, which will give the garden a lovely smell. There were also some flowering plants, shrubs with many different colours and shapes of leaves, and miniature conifers. The Nursery has also planted some tomato plants, and the children are really looking forward to watching them grow!

This was a great opportunity for the children to learn about the outdoors and about growing plants, and the gardening area will continue to provide these lessons in the future. There are also plans for a greenhouse, and for the gardening area to be enclosed with a small wooden fence.

The children had a wonderful time working on their garden. After all their hard work, they sat down on the grass to enjoy a picnic snack and drink in the sunshine.

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Two children add compost to a planting area

Two children add compost to a planting area

Using trowels to tap down the soil around the plant

Using trowels to tap down the soil around the plant

Helping to water the plants

Helping to water the plants