Half term in the garden

 One of our favourite young gardeners - with watering can

One of our favourite young gardeners - with watering can

We like half term gardening... lots of families dropping by and challenging us to be less focussed on gardening and think a bit more about having fun. Today, the sun was out and it was dry so we caught up with some jobs too.

 Small children really like our stepping stones in the beds, which have become a bit covered up with mud - so our new volunteer Jane has started to give them a brush and levelling. Immediately tried out by Reggie.

Small children really like our stepping stones in the beds, which have become a bit covered up with mud - so our new volunteer Jane has started to give them a brush and levelling. Immediately tried out by Reggie.

 We are making progress with our turf and oak throne. Just needs some more hoops and willow.

We are making progress with our turf and oak throne. Just needs some more hoops and willow.

 We put a first coat of paint on the new terraced raised bed and the new surround for the worm digging bed, which also has some mint growing in it. We hope this will be a good spot for some crop growing by our younger visitors.

We put a first coat of paint on the new terraced raised bed and the new surround for the worm digging bed, which also has some mint growing in it. We hope this will be a good spot for some crop growing by our younger visitors.

 Our bedding plants are starting to flower and our garlic and artichokes are looking good.

Our bedding plants are starting to flower and our garlic and artichokes are looking good.

 Lots of rescued bulbs, from council roundabouts, are coming up all over the garden. Very exciting!

Lots of rescued bulbs, from council roundabouts, are coming up all over the garden. Very exciting!

 Our raised beds have sunk in height so we are re-using some of the straw bales and will top them up with compost and soil conditioner soon. Looking forward to planting them up again.

Our raised beds have sunk in height so we are re-using some of the straw bales and will top them up with compost and soil conditioner soon. Looking forward to planting them up again.

 Some attractive fungus growing on one of our log circle logs. Not sure it will survive half term stompings though...

Some attractive fungus growing on one of our log circle logs. Not sure it will survive half term stompings though...