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Spring 2020


The Green Gym with Jules & Co will be doing Thursdays and Saturdays, 10-1, if you (with an adult) want to pop along to the plot.

Take a drink and a snack with you.










Spotted - green woodpecker flying across playing field to R Woods!



It has been a strange and unusual time. And a summer with no plotterers will also be very odd. Hope you are pottering outdoors at home when you can.

Stay safe everyone.

Do what baked potato says.....wink 



"R Green Gang"


We will be outside every Monday 3.10-4.00 pm, as soon as restrictions allow.....




We incorporate eco/environmental aspects also - we are going to continue with our Polli:Nation School aims                                       ..............SH  cool




Plenty of pea pods....

Only one solitary broad bean pod so far. And the sole surviving sweet pea...…...

June 1st

The pinks have really popped now!! And the bees are loving the chives but are as anti-photo as I am LOLwink

May 20th update....

As you can hopefully see, the peas and broad beans are doing well. Herbs and strawberry plants looking OK. Fingers x'd the globe artichoke will go to flower this year - there is nothing funnier than seeing a bee dive in head first! Well it amuses me......

We had a lovely display of tulips and hyacinths in spring - must see if I saved the photos somewhere.... A couple of sunflowers have so far dodged being munched (unlike the runner beans which are with the dwarf beans at home so I can look after them till they recover enough to plant out safely.) No zinnia's, several calendula dotted around (the orange one). The pinks have begun popping out and the sweet peas smell lovely. Other news: somehow the grass haired troll ended up on the grass and got mowered into many pieces. Too graphic to show on here crying


Found the tulips...

16th April

Hope you are all well....and being kind to each other


My chilli seeds still only have two leaves but I shall persevere


Not sure what I think of the garlic chives.....Hope you had some success with yours, those of you that didn't replant (drop) yours in the reading area...wink


We have some vivid orange flowers but I'm not sure if they are the zinnia or calendula - have misplaced pictures!


The peas are nearly ready to plant.


The broad beans had a bit of a blip, normally it is pigeons that peck things out but I saw the guilty culprits in action..... the chickens. Who don't know the difference between the weeds and the plants!! The other beans are still making their minds up. Will wait and see. Take care cool



Guess which school won the heaviest sunflower head on the file below

We get to keep the shield.....









Looks a bit wonky

Not sure whether that was me or the shield.............!!      SH smiley 




July 13

June 1st 2020

Poppies are popping up, as are some ox eye daisies.....

Better make some signs so they don't get mowed!!

Making mini meadow Nov 2018

Nick Packham from the organisation "Buglife" came to help enhance our "outdoor classroom".

R Green Gang had to work very hard (and very quickly - darkness was fast approaching) to rake and scrape the area so we could sow some wildflower seeds. Some were sprinkled on the prepared patches. Then there was the scatter sow - which was fun......

My favourite bit was the penguin shuffle to firm the seeds into the ground.

Fingers crossed the birds don't find all the seeds and that we have a mini meadow in the spring and summer.....     SH laugh

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