Saturday, 6 March 2010


we have been busy working in schools all over the uk again. On Monday and Tuesday we were at Mayfield Primary School near Edinburgh. We could see Arthurs Seat and the Castle clearly from the school field.  The weather was fine but there was snow on the ground and the soil was frozen. It was a job for a marquee stake and sledgehammer with the children helping by planting the willow rods in the holes. compost will be packed into the planting holes.
From Scotland we went to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Liverpool and Legh Vale Primary School, Haydock to finish off projects and then on Thursday and Friday we were in sunny Whitehaven at Bransty Primary School to make a dome and tunnel. The weather was bright and warm in the sun and it was a pleasure to drive through from Kendal to Whitehaven enjoying the views of the lakes and mountains.
Today we went to Southport to try and get some potted willows from a wholesale tree nursery, unfortunately we were about 20 minutes after the listed closing time and the man there took great delight in telling us that we were too late and that he was going home. we won't ever be buying plants from him!!
we spent a bit of time on our new willow beds getting ready for planting, laying down mulch and clearing brash.

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