Spring is the air and it’s time for all us keen gardeners to get ready for the new season! Before Easter the children will be selling a range of Hyacinths, Daffodils and ornamental plants to help raise money for the school gardening fund. Over the winter we have planted a new fruit garden (courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Rocket Gardens) and this should see us adding Raspberries, Gooseberries and blackcurrants to the vegetables we already grow. I can’t wait to taste them in a fruit crumble in the canteen! Old plastic pots and seed trays are always welcome too and again a thank you to Dobbies at Birtley for donating their unwanted pots.
This year we are going to try and achieve the highest possible award from the RHS – a level five award for our school garden so it will be all hands on deck! Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped us achieve levels one to four so far by the donation of their time and in some cases their plants for the children to grow and look after. We are looking to further develop the flower boxes at the front of the school at the village site so if you can help or have some spare bedding plants they would be gratefully received. A big thank you also to Sherburn Village Parish Council for their donation of planters which look fantastic with a tremendous display of daffodils and winter plants.
Happy growing and if you need any advice or even have some tips for us then please let us know!