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
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
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
The Tiny Trowelers became Kings and Queens of the garden this week. We created fabulous crowns decorated with petals & leaves from around the garden. They looked great! I’m not sure Bromsgrove is ready for me to parade down the highstreet in mine just yet, there are definitely some things only kids can get away with!
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!
Great sessions this week with the Tiny Trowelers….. what’s not to love about mud painting! Take a good dollop of mud, add water till you have the perfect brown paint and then, go crazy. We had mud monsters coming out of mud caves, mud handprints, mud paint flicking, there was even a mud me painted on the tree (thank you Darcie, I love my big smiley face)!
We also planted up some grass egg heads that the Tiny Trowelers will grow on at home and eventually they will need a haircut! I may give mine a mohican, watch this space and feel free to share your pictures!