Scarecrow day out

On Sunday 11 August, we had a day off gardening at Nightingale and ventured to Peterborough - to see our community gardening good friends at West Raven Garden. We also wanted to see how people do scarecrow making - in this case with wooden ‘cross’ supports, several bags of clothes from charity shops, a few bales of fresh straw, a big ball of twine, scissors and marker pens. Some people used white bin bags for heads - but also pale cloth (including T shirts) works well. Hats are very handy.

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The scariest scarecrow in the competition - we like his straw between his teeth.

A Nightingale gardener’s effort. Not sure she would scare anyone but at least her head stayed on her body. Perhaps she could handbag a crow. Great public art and a performance space behind her.

A Nightingale gardener’s effort. Not sure she would scare anyone but at least her head stayed on her body. Perhaps she could handbag a crow. Great public art and a performance space behind her.

The other Nightingale ‘crow. It was only the afternoon rain that prevented some of us bringing the charity shop clothes home to wear. Rabbit PJs anyone?

The other Nightingale ‘crow. It was only the afternoon rain that prevented some of us bringing the charity shop clothes home to wear. Rabbit PJs anyone?

I liked this bedtime ‘crow.

I liked this bedtime ‘crow.

A fun one, and you can see a bit more of the garden in the background - very good BBQ too!

A fun one, and you can see a bit more of the garden in the background - very good BBQ too!

Quite a buxom ‘crow - and you can see one of two ponds in the background - a nature pond but they also have a goldfish pond.

Quite a buxom ‘crow - and you can see one of two ponds in the background - a nature pond but they also have a goldfish pond.