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Follow the development of our school garden here in Weymouth, Dorset where we are creating an environmental garden which is wildlife friendly and offers both learning and practical opportunities for the children
2018-08-08 09:57
in which everyone shows their image"Johann Wolfgang  von Goethe17.49-1832German writer and statemanOn the last weekend of term the school garden was opened to the public as part of the… Read More
2018-06-27 11:21
destroy your inner peace"Dalai LamaSeveral months after the severe cold winter snaps the garden has responded quickly and having feared the loss of the bananas, cannas and gingers we were de… Read More
2018-03-30 11:16
contempt is that of the head"Arthur Schopenhaur- a German philosopher 1788-1860 The recent poor weather gave the garden group a chance to tidy the sheds and clean up the tools ready for… Read More
2018-02-07 14:16
but accuracy is everything"Xenophon - a 4th century Historian, philosopher, and soldier. A follower of Plato and a student of Socrates.The storms which hit Weymouth during January left their… Read More
2017-12-14 17:19
nothing in yourself"Ansonius- a Roman poet and teacher 310-395AD It is a quiet time in the garden as the nights draw in and the days grow shorter but the past few weekends the garden gr… Read More
2017-10-17 14:25
some people build walls and some people build windmills"Chinese proverbWith the summer rapidly coming to a close the emphasis in the garden is tidying and making good.  Work started a f… Read More
2017-09-04 08:35
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck"Dalai LamaWork continued in the garden over the school holidays tidying up and getting on top of outstanding jobs.  Plants are always growing and… Read More
2017-06-09 11:26
progression is choice"The blossom this Spring was again spectacular as the cherry trees at the back of the garden and the other smaller fruit trees lit up the garden with fantastic flowers… Read More
2017-03-27 18:01
of one's ignorance"ConfuciusThe fine weather over the weekend meant that a lot of outstanding jobs in the garden could be executed.  One of the jobs was the rebuilding of the raised bed… Read More
2017-02-21 10:46
is worth more than a ton of preaching"GandiThe weather warmed up considerably over the weekend and allowed some work to continue in the garden.  The enhancement and repair work for the… Read More
2017-01-16 10:29
not of their faults"BuddhaA gap in the weekend weather allowed a couple of hours in the garden to continue tidying up.  Work commenced on cutting up the field maple branches.  Thes… Read More
2017-01-08 16:47
until it has taught us what we need to know"Pema ChodianAn American Tibetan Buddhist NunThe garden has been ticking over during the Christmas and New Year festivities.  The soil has bee… Read More
2016-11-22 10:22
are always pompous and self-conceited"William Makepeace ThackerayBad weather has curtailed garden activity lately but a quick look around revealed that the raised bed in the memory garden ne… Read More
2016-10-30 17:37
it is not a trumpet call to self importance"J  WatersThe prevailing easterly winds which  recently blasted the country brought with them a lot of small birds from Russia, in fact s… Read More
2016-10-13 12:02
not for applause"AnonThe Autumn equinox has passed and we slowly slide into winter now.  Fortunately the weather is still good and there is a lot of colour and interest in the garden.&n&hell…Read More
2016-09-03 18:37
and those who do not travel read only a page"AnonSome fine warm nights have enabled us to run the moth trap.  Over the past week ten new species have been put on the ever growing list… Read More
2016-08-22 16:21
only today the fire burns brightly"An Eskimo proverbWork continues in the garden as the group tidies up,  moves  plants about and making good here and there with the secateurs. Som… Read More
2016-08-02 10:24
but never forget their names"John F KennedyDespite the school holiday the garden group are working hard to maintain the plants and fixtures. It is also a good time of year to run the moth tr… Read More
2016-07-19 16:49 enjoy nothing"AnonThe garden has seen a lot of activity over the past two weekends.  On the first weekend in conjunction with the Friend's Summer Fayre the School Jurassic Garden… Read More
Garden Open Day
2016-07-07 09:56
This Saturday, 9th July, the Friends of the school are holding the annual Summer Fayre.  In conjunction with this the school garden will be open as well and we are taking the opportunit… Read More
2016-06-19 19:37
.. even when no one is watching"C.S. LewisThe warmer weather and gentle rain has ensured that the plants in the garden have put a growth spurt on and many now are in flower.  We hope th… Read More
2016-05-21 16:57
and the shadows fall behind you"A Maori ProverbWith fine weather continuing the Garden Group have pushed on over the past week and started to catch up with many outstanding jobs and planting… Read More
2016-05-11 17:58
.. but it is the emptiness inside that we want"A Zen sayingSummer has arrived at long last with temperatures reaching 20C.  In the skies above the garden over the weekend Swifts were sc… Read More
2016-04-29 08:37
do not seek it without"BuddhaRepair work to 'Terry' the Pteranadon has continued over the previous week and this weekend he was proudly flying again.  The Garden Group are very grateful… Read More
2016-04-07 06:53
You will be punished by your anger"Buddha Storm Katie recently tore through the school garden at speeds of 80 mph. It was with some trepidation that the garden was visited on Monday aft… Read More
2016-02-17 12:12
for thereby will you gain the upper hand"Found written on a 3000yr old Egyptian Tomb The Garden Group continue to be busy when the weather allows.  The beautifully engraved fossils… Read More
2016-01-25 11:42
than cake with trouble" Russian proverbThe wet weather in early January has curtailed gardening operations.  We cannot dig or weed as the soil is so wet there is fear of compacting… Read More
2015-10-15 12:05
.. which are still in the water"An Indian proverbWork has proceeded well with the Jurassic Garden lookout and the project is almost finished.  The steps were completed on the weekend.Th… Read More
2015-09-22 10:35
but a torment to themselves"William PennThe past two weeks have seen a lot of progress with the Jurassic Garden viewing platform.  After the floor had been secured and fixed the front p… Read More
2015-07-21 10:21
Reflection without learning is dangerous"ConfuciusThe school garden has had a busy few weekends with first the school and garden open day and just recently the two days opening for the Natio… Read More
2015-07-02 10:40 to see far you have gone"An unknown quote.Bearing this in mind it was a week ago last year when Henry arrived with his mini digger to clear and level the Jurassic garden area.After a lo… Read More
2015-06-15 20:43
..I'm right behind you"A lyric by Laurie Anderson from "Pictures" on the excellent Brian Eno/Peter Schwalm album 'Drawn from Life'Over the weekend the garden group were very busy.  Acti… Read More
2015-05-10 20:05
...until you walk two moons in his moccasins"A Cheyenne Indian proverbThe garden group have spent a busy few days in the garden. The biggest project was planting up the large area in the Jur… Read More
2015-04-30 09:29 better than the best memory"A Chinese proverbThe garden group met over the weekend to complete outstanding jobs and continue planting and sowing seeds.  The tool shed was refreshed… Read More
You Have To Go Out On A Limb Sometimes..
2015-04-21 21:55
because that is where the fruit is" A quote from Will Rogers. An American born into Cherokee Indian family.  His life was cut short by a plane crash (1879-1935)Over the weekend muc… Read More
2015-04-16 22:59 a rattlesnake's tail"A Navajo Indian saying.The fine warm weather over the weekend meant that the working party managed to get much done.  A lot of gardening was undertaken includi… Read More
2015-04-08 08:48
..and see what we can make for our children"Attributed to Chief Sitting Bull. (1831-1890) Last Wednesday we were advised that our two tree ferns (Antarctica dicksonia) had arrived and w… Read More
2015-04-01 15:05 have everything you need".  Marcus Tullius Cicero With the construction of the Jurassic garden almost complete the group have spent the  past week or so doing repairs… Read More
2015-03-21 10:40
...without learning something"A quote from ConfuciusThe garden group has been busy making some purpose built compost bins.  The plastic ones did not seem to work that well so we decided… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
On sunday the garden group dismantled the last two remaining old hazel hurdles and replaced them with the new reed screens. The screens are fairly simple to construct but getting the battens… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
This last weekend got off to a good start with a new bee species identified in the garden. It was a mining bee and one of the earliest to emerge in the Spring.  It is called Andrena cle… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
...will echo a thousand miles"Chinese proverbAfter several weeks of grey skies and rain it was a delight to see the sunshine during this last week.  The first daffodil to flower in the… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
but a fire to be kindled"PlutarchDespite being December it is still very mild this year.  In the garden there are many signs that plants are still growing and thriving in the unseasonal… Read More

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