Many thanks to everyone who came in to school on Saturday morning to help clear out and plant up the border along the front of school. In just 2 ½ hours our green fingered team weeded the border, chopped up the soil, mixed in some new top soil and planted all our new plants. The border looks amazing and will add colour and interest throughout the year. Some of the plants we planted include
- Prostrate Rosemary – evergreen, low growing, small blue flowers early spring, good early nectar
- Stipa tenuisima – lovely pale grass, looks good all year round, lovely to touch.
- Perovskia ‘Little Spire’ – small shrub with silver leaves and blue flowers in summer time-great for bees
- Salvia officinalis- sage – evergreen, low growing shrub, early summer bees
- Purple fennel – lovely feathery leaves, providing ‘landing pads’ for insects, shape and form to the planting and winter interest.
- Salvia verticillata ‘Hannays Blue’ – striking blue flower spikes for bees
- Achillea ‘Summerwine’ -lovely landing pads for insects, striking colour, long lasting flower
- Erysium ‘Winter Orchid’ – great for early and late nectar for bees- will just keep flowering
- Oregano ‘Herrenhausen’ -loved by bees and butterflies
- Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ – lovely striking tall plant, flowering late summer onwards-great for bees and butterflies.
A huge thank you to Ms Evans for the time and though she spent designing and sourcing the plants for our border and in leading our work yesterday.