Monday June 26th 2017
On the way into school I stopped to water the planters and pots by the school front gate …
Next to the wildlife area however before I started work I put 4 cans of water into the seat planter by the classrooms alas the perennial wallflower cuttings in this planter haven’t survived the recent dry weather….
As I finished filling the bird feeders in our school wildlife area Chris arrived to help -he had brought more cement and blocks from home so he spent the morning repairing another bench along the top pathway…
Meanwhile I was busy pulling out cleavers, hogweeds, bindweed and nettles near the pond and lower pathway =at least 6 large bags of garden waste being added to various compost heaps + numerous nettle stings again on my neck and arms!
Nursery class children and staff came through the wildlife area again early morning …the staff are entering the annual Teignmouth in Bloom competition with a nursery rhyme themed exhibit near our pond!
After a late coffee break Chris added 2 more can of water to the copper beach tree alas it seems unlikely it will recover….
I was busy picking a bunch of wildflowers ie buddleijas ,cow parsley, campions , hogweed, nipplewort etc for tomorrow in preparation for our annual school wildlife area display at St Michael’s Church Flower Festival
NB Won’t be able to work at school on Thursday am this week as have another appointment elsewhere