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Allotment News – w/c 1 March

Although it has been the wettest February on record we have been able to make a number of visits to the allotment The allotment is beginning to wake up now and there are lovely splashes of colour with the daffodils, snowdrops and Primulas now in bloom.  We have been able to get on with some […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 25 March

We have had great weather this week and it finally feels like time to really get going with planting and sowing seeds. So Pre-School have planted radishes and spinach seeds, and the Babies have planted lily bulbs in pots.  The onions, peas and other flowers planted a few weeks ago are doing well. The Pre-School […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 4th March

This week, we have been doing our gardening jobs at the nursery, mainly because it has been a very wet week! I recorded 1.5 inches of rain in our rain gauge at the allotment. The Pre-School group have planted red onions in trays and laid out King Edward and Charlotte potatoes to chit. They will […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 18 February

We have been busy at the allotment this week, and enjoying the warm weather. We harvested the last of the cabbages and these were proudly carried back to nursery. We have transplanted chard plants out of the poly tunnel into raised beds. This means the poly tunnel is now ready for some of the old […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 11 February

I have been tidying the allotment up ready for all age groups to come to the allotment next week. We have also had new peat free compost and wheelbarrows delivered.  This week the Pre-School group chose a woodland play session. We had lovely weather and great adventures which involved making a number of dens. The tweenies […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 4th February

We were back at the allotment this week with the Pre-School group. Again, everyone was delighted to be there and it seemed to give us a sense of freedom and enjoyment. Everyone got busy feeding the robins, digging, water colour painting, reading stories and using the loppers to cut up hedge clippings. We are also […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 28 February

By Ros This week, the Pre-school group requested a trip to the allotment so we made our first visit of the year on Wednesday. We had a lovely time getting there through the frosty but sunny conditions. We did some tracking in the park which was very exciting and finally made it to the allotment […]

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Allotment Update – w/c 14th January

We have not been going to the allotment this week due to the cold and frost but we have been having fun doing elemental/environmental play.  The Tweenies enjoyed a play session in the park with hammocks, wildlife and mixing play. The Babies have made carrot cake and painted with mud and berries. The Preschool have […]

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Allotment Update – W/C 7 January

Happy New Year to everyone. I wanted to let you know what is happening at the allotment at the moment. Some crops, such as our garlic, onions, leeks and beetroot, are doing well. I harvested some leeks and beetroot today and the Babies will be washing them tomorrow ready for cooking them up for lunch. […]