I’ve had another great week, especially ‘cos Gardening Club is back on at school. I went to Potato Day at Hulme Community Garden Centre.
I’ve found another skull to add to my collection, moved up to scouts, been on a kids café workshop and had my first guest blogger. BrillPotato Day
I went to Hulme Community Garden Centre last week to buy some potatoes – we bought Orla and Charlottes. It’s a great place, my Mum’s friend Rachel works there, it has the most AMAZING pond and they did a frog count and there was at least 92 in there; I held one (see pic below)!
Check out the RHS Campaign for School Gardening handy tip to chit potatoes if you need help to grow your own. We have grown our own, for a few years now and I dig them up on my Mum’s request; they are delicious boiled with lots of butter – lovely jubbly!
So, for the first session at Gardening Club, we walked round and identified jobs. We’re going to lift and divide the oregano, think about some plants for the rockery area, plant annuals like sunflowers, perennials like primroses and then maybe some alpines and shrubs. We talked about the herb bed and what areas need tidying up. We have been given lots of free bulbs so we spent the rest of the session planting them.
I asked my friends what they thought of gardening club, they said it’s amazing, fun, messy, hard work and then we all broke out singing “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” cos we’re all potty !!
RHS Campaign for School Gardening
I think the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website is great and they have some great advice. Click this link to find out what type of hardy flowering seeds can be sown each term; learn all about the different annual flower seeds that can be sown throughout the school year.
I spotted an animal skull on the way to school the other day, so me and my Dad went back to investigate – it was a sheep skull. Baa..bulous
Moving on up
On Tuesday I was a leaping Wolf Cub as I moved on up to Scouts. I absolutely love Cubs, we do some fantastic things. Next week I am going to help them with their Nature Day as we cut back and plant an area near the scout hut creating a special nature space. Thanks to a great cub leader, Akela and hello to Buzz my new Scouts leader
Kids Pop Up Café Enterprise
I took part in a pop up café enterprise yesterday with Operation Farm, we planned all the things we need to do to run our own café in 3 weeks time. We learnt all about menu design, event management, advertising and room set up. I’m going to be a waiter. Me and my Mum have been watching the CBBC series Pocket Money Pitch, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to get a year’s worth of pocket money, it’s great.
Here we are having a well deserved treat decorating cupcakes with Kulwant.
Have a great week guys !
HI GEORGE, GLAD YOU ENJOYED GARDENING CLUB ,,I DID TOO IT FEELS GOOD TO BE OUTSIDE DIGGING AGAIN. WE GOT THE SPUDS FOR SCHOOL FROM HUILME TOO WE GOT RED AMMELIE, SALAD BLUE AND GOLDEN WONDER AS YOU KNIOW FOR OUR RED WHITE AND BLUE WW2 PROJECT BEDS. SEE YOU TOMOROW LOVE S
It does feel good to be digging again. I enjoyed gardening today. I didn’t know you got the potatoes from Hulme and I’ll see you tomorrow George