Tuesday, 21 May 2013

End of the willow season

The willow season has come to an end again this year.  It has been rather later than in previous years as the weather has been so cold.  However, a few sunny days and the willow has sprung into life, with catkins, leaves and roots very much in evidence.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Park Junior School Eco Garden

Tom busy building the 'bug-friendly' gabion wall.

  I am a governor at my son's Junior School and have taken on the development of an Eco Garden as an aid to the teaching of science and nature at the school.  The garden includes a large pond with dipping platform, a solar fountain feeding a damp wall and streamway, recycled stone walls, standing log piles, bug habitat, nectar rich planting and a hide viewing a bird feeding area.  I’ve posted a couple of photos of the on-going work and I’ll put up some more as the garden progresses.

The team laying out the butyl liner to form the pond