Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Activities for week ending 15.11.2013

N.Bheaga

Polytunnel:

  • Sowed garlic.
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Our bed before we started working on it
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Packet of Pink Germidour garlic
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Outside:

Leaba Gréine

  • Did a bit of weeding and spotted worms in our plot.
  • Planted red and white Cyclamen.

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N. Mhora

Polytunnel:

  • Did digging and weeding in the bed.
  • Topped up soil!
  • Found worms.
  • Sowed microgreens.
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We badly needed to top up our bed with soil
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Outside:

Leaba Gréine

  • Sowed Allium flower bulbs 


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Rang a 1

Polytunnel:

  • Did digging and weeding in the bed.
  • Sowed onion sets variety Radar.
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Packet of onions sets variety Radar
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Onion sets peeping out in rows 20cm apart
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Rang a 1 blackboard showing what's planted in the first quarter of the bed
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Outside:

Leaba Gréine

  • Did digging and weeding.
  • Sowed mixed bulbs.


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Rang a 2


Polytunnel:

  • Did a bit of weeding.
  • Had fun.
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Our bed inside the polytunnel
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Outside:

Leaba Gréine

  • Cleaned our sunbed.
  • Got topsoil.
  • Had fun.


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Rang a 3

Polytunnel:

  • Sowed tulips and onions.
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Topping up with soil in progress
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Outside:

Leaba Gréine

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Rang a 4

Polytunnel:

  • Sowed tulips and daffodils
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Successful digging and weeding
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Outside:

Leaba Gréine

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Rang a 5

Polytunnel:

  • Did weeding.
  • Topped up soil.
  • Sowed red onions.

Outside:

Leaba Gréine

Compost bins

  • Moved compost.
  • Moved fresh soil into polytunnel bed.

 

 

 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Back to school... Autum 2013

Hi there,

There were no posts to this blog over the summer due to school holidays.  That's not to say that there wasn't anything going on in the garden.  The rest of this post outlines some of what was going on over the summer and work since school resumed.

Summer Pumpkins Project

A small group volunteered to sow some pumpkins and water them regularly.  These grew and grew and grew and grew and grew! while the rest of the school was enjoying the summer sunshine. Unfortunately quiet a few were damaged by intruders just as they reached maturity.  Luckily, some survived and these are still ripening in the school, they will be used for Halloween activities.  I'll try to get some pictures of these

Work since the return to school.

  1. Harvesting of  tomatoes and pumpkins by gardening volunteers.  
  2. Some outside beds have been weeded by students
  3. Dead plants have been removed by students
  4. All the polytunnel beds have been dug over  and weeded by students.  (Some need a top up with fresh soil/compost)
  5. Sunflower seeds have been collected from this years flowers.
  6. A general clean up of the polytunnel has taken place
  7. Six small signboards were made by garden volunteers from scrap, and painted with blackboard paint. One is fixed to each polytunnel bed.  These will be used to identify the class(es) using each bed and what is growing and/or planted there.
  8. A Local Agenda 21 Partnership Fund 2013 grant application has been submitted to  North Tipperary County Council

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Some May Photos...

Some photos below showing state of the garden in May 2013...

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Rhubarb settling in to its' new home the foreground
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Some tulips
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 Rockery following some weeding by Rang 4

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 New Potting Bench
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 Courgettes in the black rectangular trays

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 Spuds! / Prátaí  !!

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 Lettuce / Leitís

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French Marigold flowers in the bed.








Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Sep 2012 - Polytunnel suffering from neglect

September 2012 - the polytunnel  was suffering from some neglect...
I think the pictures speak for themselves much progress since then.
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Mar 2013 - Remainder of the Garden / An chuid eile den gairdín

Pictures of the rest of the garden / An chuid eile de na pictiúir den gairdín

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The rockery (creig-ghairdín) area showing signs of life on Mon 11 March - a cold morning when the skies made a feeble attempt at snowing.







  
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Close up of some crocuses in the rockery (creig-ghairdín)
 










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"Leaba Sonny", to the rear of the hall, named after the owner of the land on which the gaelscoil now stands. The green item to the left is a compost bin. 







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The compost bin is fed left over fruit, fruit skins, tea-bags, etc., and will eventually produce brown, crumbly, soil-enriching compost for use in the garden.


 




 












  

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A container with frog spawn outside the polytunnel door.
       











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The dreary boundary wall separating the Gaelscoil and the adjacent Government Buildings.  

The plan is to paint the wall, add a trellis or guide wires to the timberwork and train creeping plants on this - Wisteria ?, Clematis ?, etc. 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Mar 2013 - Wheel beds / Leaba na Gréine

Some photos of Leaba na Gréine, comments to follow

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1 - Rang 2

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2 - Rang 4
Rhubarb planted earlier has been hit by frost, hopefully this will recover
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3 - Rang 1

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4 - Rang 6

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5 - Rang 5

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6 Rang 3

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7 - N1

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8 - N2

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Mar 2013 - Polytunnel / an Pollathullán

March photos of the garden - comments to follow

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 Leaba 1 - Rang 3

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Leaba 2

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Leaba 3

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Leaba 4

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Leaba 5

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Leaba 6


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