Millpond – painting heads gallery

A wonderful set of beds designed by Diane of Urban Eden Designs got painted in all sorts of animal patterns.

Millpond Trees

One aspect of the design was to make use of a grassy slope, recently fenced in which the children used as a cut through between two areas.

This could have been dug out and terraced but a much nicer option is to turn it into our fruit area. Four dwarf rootstock trees where put in, along with twenty red/white/blackcurrents, tayberry and blueberrys.

Purchased from the lovely Pennard Plants, they arrived promptly, beautifully carefully packaged and in great condition.

The next step was to dig some holes, so the next parent group meeting, we grabbed our spades and a group of fifteen parents started digging. There wasn’t a pattern to which went where, except for the blueberrys being next to each other.  It took maybe thirty minutes, they all had a good soak and we have high hopes for fruit this year. Except for the Tayberrys which we know will need longer.

Offering and eating fruit and vegetables

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I think there is a lot that can be done simply by offering kids fresh fruit and veg repeatedly. I find most will try if there is at least one known winner on the table. In general; strawberries, raspberries or blueberries are a huge favourite

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