Final day busier than ever - part 1 | Love The Garden

Final day busier than ever - part 1

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By John Clowes, Gardening Guru

Saturday dawns with irritating showers, but the exciting prospect of visits from many schools despite the weekend travel. On the early shift are pupils from Great Kingshill Combined School from High Wycombe, Bucks. Ryan and Lucas did a great job handing out leaflets and chatting to the early visitors.

Then two costumed students representing Killisick Community Garden Club, from Nottingham added wonderful colour to the flower garden. Libby was dressed in Alice attire and Hazel in gold and red Juliet costume with a beautiful matching head cover.

Lucas and Ryan

Next arrivals were students from Ranelagh School, a secondary college from Bracknell in Berkshire. Joseph, Bethany and Evangeline took to the Romeo & Juliet garden for the first shift and Susie, James and Lewis did an equally good job explaining the stand over the lunchtime period.

Killisick Community Garden Club, Libby and HazelFrom Ranelagh School - Joseph, Bethany and EvangelineSusie, James and Lewis from Ranelagh SchoolDigby pupil Hannah was designer of fungi fence and rabbitSix pupils from Four Swannes School show happy faces

We were surprised by a private visit from Hannah who had come along to the show thanks to tickets bought by her Mum so that she could see in all its glory the Fungi fence and the rabbit that she designed during classes at Digby Primary School, which is near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.

From Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, pupils from Four Swannes Primary School took to meeting the public and explaining all their growing results with great aplomb. The 8 and 9 year olds had proved in their growing trial that slow release plant food tablets had grown the best plants and were confident enough to make sure all the visitors were convinced too. So, well done to Seun, Eva, Sharon, Adena, Lara and Charlotte who did such a great selling job at Chelsea.

… More to follow tomorrow!

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