The Living Garden, hosted by the Garden for Life Forum promotes wildlife friendly gardening. Schools were invited to design a small garden including celebrating the 2017 year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. In this design, an erupting volcano transports us back in time to dinosaurs and the story of the Skye landscape. Populated with food plants and plants for wildlife, this is a garden that rocks.
Every garden tells a story about the people who helped make it, the challenges faced, solutions found, lessons learned and the unexpected pleasures along the way. Here is Staffin Primary School’s Pocket Garden Story in their own words:
We enjoyed watching our seeds grow strongly and visiting our local plant nursery to learn how to grow seeds successfully and to choose our volcano.
Using the resource atrium for growing the seeds also worked really well. It was great fun designing the frame and then helping to build it!
Our peas and beans grew really quickly and it was hard to untangle them for potting on! The cold weather was a definite challenge. Although the sun was shining the wind was blowing and our beans got wind burn! Learned our lesson, find a sheltered spot next time.
Taking care of plants
Building the base