Uplawmoor Primary School and our Gardening Committee would like to say thank you to Mundell Landscapes for donating compost to our school garden. Thanks to you we have been able to plant some delicious vegetables! Click on the link below to see our thank you letter from the gardening committee. Mundells Garden Committee Thanks 14Jun17
If there are any parents who would like to start a ‘watering rota’ to look after the beds in the playground we would be extremely grateful. It would be such a shame to come back in August if all of our hard work was ruined.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Mundell Landscapes in Lochlibo Road in Neilston who very kindly donated a tonne of compost to our gardening committee. This will enable us to plant some much needed plants and vegetables!
Dexter, Alex, Zoe and I made our very own Bug Hotel in the playground. We used leaves, boxes, stones and twigs. We decided to make a hotel for all the bugs because winter is here and we didn’t want them to die from all the rain and snow. There are 5 bugs who are staying there at the moment, but we let all bugs come and go as they please.
Thank you to the parents and friends who came along to help with our Whole School Weed which took place yesterday morning. The pupils, staff and friends worked hard to tidy up our grounds and get rid of those pesky weeds!
We even came across a little frog living happily in a plant pot!
Uplawmoor Primary School was fortunate to be chosen to participate in a garden project called ‘Constant Garden’.
A company called Rocket Gardens Limited, based in Cornwall gave an undertaking to supply our school with five deliveries of plants throughout the year.
To date, we have received a wonderful assortment of plants including, a selection of kale , carrots , spinach , onions , land cress , purslane (salad leaves) , lettuces ,peas ,potatoes , beetroot and Chinese cabbage (pak choi and tatsoi).
We received our first delivery of plants in October 2014. Most of these have survived our severe Uplawmoor winter. Our selection of Kales are particularly hardy , very tasty and are growing from strength to strength.
Our potatoes were planted several weeks ago in tyres and we received another delivery of plants 3 weeks ago.
We had to work furiously to get these ‘plug plants’ into pots and they are at present being stored in the polytunnel awaiting planting in our school garden.
As we expect to receive another two deliveries from Rocket Gardens before summer break, Josh has built two more raised beds to make additional space available for planting.
The pupils, staff and parents of Uplawmoor Primary School got stuck into the weeding to ensure our grounds stay tidy and green! Despite the rain, we all got our hands dirty (well, almost all of us) and dug up those nasty weeds. The Gardening Committee will no doubt organise another whole school weed soon so watch this space.
A big thank you to the parents who came along to help us!
The media committee would like to ask all of our staff, pupils, friends and family to start collecting Morrisons’ Let’s Grow Vouchers. We can use these vouchers to buy seeds and tools to support our Gardening Committee. Vouchers should be placed in the cardboard wheelbarrow in the gym hall (at the committee walls).
The gardening committee were busy this morning preparing the vegetables and plants to be sold at the Farmer’s Market which took place today at the church. They sold potatoes, runner beans, onions, parsley, cabbage, baby aloe vera plants, Christmas cactus and spider plants.
Dean, Josh, Abigale, McKenzie, Miss Dawson-Bowman and Mrs Waters all went to the church and sold almost everything! The gardening committee made a grand total of £65 pounds which will be used to buy new gardening equipment, seeds, bulbs and plants for future gardening opporutnities.