Archive for the ‘Northampton in Bloom’


Allotments progress

Yesterday, in very warm weather, our Delapre Diggers worked hard on their Pleydell Road allotment plots watering, planting tomatoes and a sunflower house. One group constructed a protective tunnel over the broccoli and brassicas while another group harvested the spinach crop and filled the pond.

Our rugby-themed section is coming along nicely, this is to tie in with Northampton in Bloom. A Saints rugby shirt shape has been planted with different plants in club colours.

Delapre Diggers plant street flower boxes for Northampton in Bloom

This week saw Sammy and Ella, Yr 5 Delapre Diggers, assisted by Mrs Gordon, plant a range of summer flowers in the boxes donated by Far Cotton Residents association. Mark Plowman from the association has been involved in beautifying the area with all kinds of flowers and fixed the boxes onto the railings outside the school. The display looks lovely, a big thanks to our school gardeners and to the residents association.

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Underwater pond viewing and creating a shoe garden

This week the wildlife group made and used underwater viewers to look in our pond where they spotted caddis fly larva, newts, pond snails and a whirligig beetle amongst others. They also constructed wildlife food chains.

The gardening group planted pansies and viola in shoes as part of a shoe-industry themed Northampton Schools in Bloom project. This is part of the annual town-wide competition. http://www.northampton.gov.uk/northamptoninbloom

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A big thanks to Days Reuse Centre who very kindly donated some boots for us to use.

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