It sounds like a spell from Harry Potter doesn’t it. These are tree bumblebees (bombus hypnorum) and they have built a nest in one of the bird boxes in the garden. We’re thrilled to have these pollinators on site.
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We think there are 5 robin chicks tucked up in this watering can.
Planting a new birch tree, donated by Ruby Millen.
Whilst planting beans, kindly donated by Jack Bellingham, year 2 discovered a nest of young chicks in one of the watering cans. They were keen for us to email all the staff at the school to make sure no one used the watering can by accident.
The hard work continues for the ‘Garden Gang’. Over the last few weeks we have found some amazing beetles, dissected owl pellets and have planted flower and vegetables.
Tuesday afternoon saw another great display of teamwork from the ‘garden gang’. Lifting the weed webbing and moving topsoil in preparation to sow the meadow seed. The weather is looking favourable so we aim to get this project completed next Tuesday. We’re also looking forward to welcoming the community into our garden March 30th 10am – 12pm read more »
A huge thank you to my dedicated ‘Garden gang’ who turned up on Tuesday and put in a great session deadheading, raking and shifting more bark chippings. When we were beaten by the strengthening rain, we retreated to the club house and began work on the hazel archway that will create the entrance to the read more »
This afternoon teamwork was in full flow as we relocated the sycamore that was felled last week. The woodland walk is now lined with new log piles ready for mini-beast hunts and the willow classroom is kitted out with fresh seating. A huge thank you as always to the dedicated ‘Garden Gang’!
Happy Friday all! This is from Tuesday evening and made me smile.
A huge thank you to Mrs Grant who came to see us at gardening club yesterday to present us with a cheque from the Dorset Gardens Trust School Committee. This will allow us to transform an area of our school garden into a wild flower meadow and have the resources to effectively bug hunt in read more »