Cubs in the garden

Doughnut bubbles

Doughnut bubbles

As part of our RHS Greening Grey Britain project, we welcomed the Tuesday group of the 28th cubs along last evening. We:

  • Hunted for strawberries of several types;
  • Tasted some ripe blackcurrants;
  • Harvested a few baby carrots - and kept the tops for Emma's guinea pigs;
  • Pulled a straw bale to pieces and used it to mulch the strawberry and onion beds;
  • Planted some young lavender plants - with RHS gloves and tools;
  • Looked at the moth mullein caterpillars, which are munching the mullein plants - but didn't vomit at us.
  • Toasted some marshmallows and drank hot chocolate;
  • And perfected making giant bubbles, using RHS garden tubs.
White  'Snow White' strawberries (pineberries), with their new mulch. They are just starting (eat them when they are slightly yellow and soft) but were very popular - they are sweet and have a hint pineapple.

White  'Snow White' strawberries (pineberries), with their new mulch. They are just starting (eat them when they are slightly yellow and soft) but were very popular - they are sweet and have a hint pineapple.

It was really good to welcome back the cubs and their adult helpers on a warm Summer evening - the last time they came in November 2016 to plant crocus bulbs the weather was about as bad as it could be.