This year we’ve taken over an entire border to grow flowers for cutting and it’s been a real success. Kids are drawn to the bright colours of flowers and often whilst you’re not looking they will have picked your prized blooms before you have a chance to notice. Continue reading
Lavender is a wildlife magnet. The lavenders here at Tiny Trowels are currently alive with bumblebees, honey bees and Cabbage white butterflies which means the children get to have a great close-up look at these insects. Another great reason to grow this plant is for the scent of its flowers. Continue reading
Growing potatoes with kids has to be one of my favourite things to grow. Not only are potatoes really simple they are also great fun to harvest. Like anything that grows underground it’s like buried treasure when it comes to digging it up. You never know how many you are going to find or what funny shapes and sizes they are going to be. Continue reading
Over the years I haven’t met many children that don’t like playing in mud. It’s everywhere and kids have a magnetism to it like nothing else. A large muddy puddle is asking to be jumped and squelched in. Continue reading
Not all seeds are created equal! Some are nice and easy to grow and others are a little more particular about conditions before they even attempt to poke their head above compost. If you are gardening with kids you want successes……… Continue reading
I’m not a lover of the winter, infact the idea of hibernating from November through to March is entirely acceptable in my book. Having said that ironically I’m outdoors most days and that means I feel the seasons more accutely than most and I certainly feel the cold!…… Continue reading
The sun has shone for us this week and we have a great time in the Tiny Trowels garden. The colourful pots the Tiny Trowelers were busy painting last term look brilliant. We’ve planted the gladioli into these pots and they are now ready to give to someone special on Sunday (Dad’s you haven’t read this!!). We’ve also had fun picking and shelling broad beans along with tasting mangetout and some gorgeously sweet strawberries! 😀
A great week in the Tiny Trowels garden! The Tiny Trowelers have been busy putting the finishing coat of paint on their colourful pots. We have also been brewing up some special potions to help our plants grow big and strong (no newt or frog were harmed during potion making!). The sunflowers are growing nicely, competition is not yet fierce. That said there was a lot of watering going on by some! Once the potions are ready we may have some world record breakers!!
It’s half term next week so I will see you all the following week. Have a lovely break!
A busy week with the Tiny Trowelers. Torrential rain didn’t manage to dampen spirits and we all got stuck into some fun gardening activities!
Pot Painting has started and we’ll be building up with different colours each week to create unique little pots for the kids to take home and grow things in.