Early last spring we visited Midfield Primary School, Bromley, along with representatives from Coolings Garden Centre, Knockholt, to offer advice on developing an Eco Garden. Our recommendation was to dig plots on a clear, south facing site straight away and get sowing and planting. A quantity of sweet pea seeds was left to help them on their way with tips on how to grow them.
Crops of potatoes, turnips, Swiss chard and peas have already been harvested. Each class has also grown a container of sweet peas and this week we went back to judge them. All classes have done an excellent job and everyone concerned is to be congratulated, judging was really difficult.
First prize went to Woodpecker Class with long stemmed pink and lavender flowers, they were good enough to cut and sell at a florist. Our photographs show four of the containers in a group and a close up of Hedgehog Class Container containing red flower Restormel and dark purple Windsor. All of them were beautifully scented.
Galleywood Primary School has sweet peas over eight feet tall in their poly tunnel producing bunches of flowers every week. Some of these blooms have gone to a local Residential Home where they have given much pleasure.
(Below: Hedgehog Class Bottom: Woodpecker Class)
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