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Gardening Gurus

Another successful afternoon in the Polytunnel.

We are on the lead up to the Summer Fete in which we will be selling our flowers and produce for only 50p each. We will look forward to seeing lots of you there. 🙂

Thank you to Newton for the photography.

Gardening club hots up

Inspired by the gorgeous weather, we decided to make garlic bread in the outdoors using the pizza oven. We used our ‘Holme Grown’ garlic and parsley to make a garlic butter sauce. The children used a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic and then stirred the ingredients together to then spread across the bread. We then waited whilst the bread toasted in the pizza oven before getting to take these delicious treats home to eat with our evening meals.

The children even did their own washing up!

What a lovely way to end this half term with fantastic young gardeners. Thank you for all of your help 🙂

Gardening Gurus Spring Term

I would like to introduce you to the new team of Gardening Gurus for Spring 2017! Welcome to all new members and we have some returning members too.

We began this term by a wonderful question and answer session with our Bee Keeper, Mr Waddelove. Over the Christmas holidays he has given Holme Grange 4 Bee Hives to re-home. He explained how he will look after the bees and taught us lots of facts about how important bees are for the world we live in. We even got to try some of the honey the bees made last year. We are going to share what we learnt with the school briefly in Assembly this term.

During our second week back, the Gardening Gurus planted more garlic bulbs and watered the existing leek shoots, garlic, herbs and sweet peas (unfortunately our carrots didn’t make it through the winter months and will need to be re-planted when the weather improves 🙁

Thank you to the Ingham family for donating a home-grown avocado tree to the Gardening Club, Edgar and Rory helped to plant it in a bed in the Polytunnel until we can get a large pot for it to grow in.

If you have any questions about the Holme Grange bees or gardening in general, please see one of the Gardening Gurus and they will be happy to help. 🙂