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!
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!
By the Gardening Committee
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).
Thank you. The Media Committee
Here are some pictures of our gardening committee working hard to increase sales at last week’s farmers market.
(Read more details on our Farmer’s Market Post last week).
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.
Well done to the Gardening Committee!