Gardening Club

Gardening club will resume again for a six week block beginning on Tuesday 30th October from 3.15pm – 4.15pm.  We will finish up for the winter on Tuesday 11th December (resuming again on Tuesday 5th March 2019).  If you would like to come along, ask your teacher for the gardening club letter and return it to the office by Tuesday 9th October.  Thank you!
In the meantime, take a look at these fantastic nasturtiums that were planted by the club in May.  What a transformation!
We had lots of fun harvesting the potatoes and onions that we planted months ago.  We were pleasantly surprised with how many potatoes and onions there were!  Mrs Wilson helped us to cook a delicious omelette using the onions and potatoes.  More photos of our omelette to follow!
We were very pleased with our recycled planters.  We painted some old milk bottles and tin cans and planted some pretty flowers, including violas, camellia and nasturtiums.  We also planted some nasturtiums in the secret garden in the huge recycled pipe that Mr Campbell used to replace the old wooden planter that fell apart.
January- March
We have had a busy few weeks planting flowers in the back playground outside the early years and Primary 2 classrooms.  We have also planted our potatoes and hope to have a good harvest before the summer holidays.  We also had fun making our own garden rulers and using them to plant our seed potatoes.

Gardening club 2018
Gardening club will resume on Tuesday 30th January at 3.15pm until 4.30pm.  After the February break it will begin on Tuesday 20th February.  We look forward to seeing you!
Who has been sleeping in our raised bed?!
Emily from P4 helped me follow these snowy paw tracks in the Secret Garden, it looks as though Mr Fox may have been sleeping on top of the onions in the gardening club’s raised bed!

It has been great to get gardening club up and running again.  We hope that you have enjoyed seeing some new flowers in the playground, we have been very busy planting them!  We have planted dwarf daffodils, hyacinths and primrose in the planters in the back playground.  These looked lovely when they were first planted but unfortunately some of them have dried up over the holidays.  We think that maybe the pallet planters aren’t deep enough for some flowers to grow in and so we are having a think about what we could plant in them next.  We also planted some daffodils and anenome near to the entrance of the front playground.  Hopefully these will do better!

Today we started work on the planters in the Secret Garden, these need lots of weeding and new compost added in preparation for planting vegetables.  Hopefully we will have our first vegetables planted by the middle of May.



Club name: Gardening club
Club Co-ordinator:  Naomi Hutchinson
Contact Details: 0131 554 2062
Session Day: Tuesday
Session Times: 3.15 – 4.30pm
Location: Trinity Primary School (secret garden and school grounds)

Gardening club has got off to a great start this term.  We have been doing lots of weeding, sowing seeds, planting flowers and watering!

Pallet planters

Here is another one of Mr Campbell’s fantastic planters created out of pallets! The children filled it with compost which is now awaiting seeds.

The first of Mr Campbell’s pallet planters!  We planted pansies and lobelias into this one.



Primary 3’s potatoes are looking great but are not quite ready to harvest.  The weeds seem to really love growing amongst the potatoes so one of our weekly jobs is to pull them out.


There is lots of bindweed growing amongst the hedges and raised beds so we have been working hard to try to pull it out.  We were very impressed with the ability of the bindweed to twist itself around other plants!  IMG_1183

Unwinding the bindweed from the fennel


Harvesting the rhubarb – Primary 5 made some lovely rhubarb crumble with this

Gooseberries (not quite ready to eat!)

Vegetables and herbs

So far we have planted runner beans and fennel which were kindly donated by a parent.  We have also sown courgette and lettuce seeds and are eagerly awaiting to see the seeds sprout.  We are not sure how well the courgette and lettuce seeds will grow as the raised bed they are in seems to keep growing more and more weeds.

The courgette and lettuce bed full of weeds!
Our runner beans and fennel.
Wildflower garden
Tidying up the pathway and it’s borders
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