Toes sensibly buried in shiny boots…..
we clomped out into the Thursday afternoon sun, ready and willing to do our bit in the now well-established school garden.
September in the garden means a lot of tidying up. It means pulling up the tangled plants that have died and harvesting the fruits of others.
It means collecting certain seeds for planting next year and saving others for the birds.
It means squatting down…..
and getting our hands mucky as we dig over the compacted soil to loosen it…..
and taking away the larger stones – by the heavy bucket-load.
It means raking the remaining soil to a fine, friable tilth in preparation for the next batch of seeds.
It means taking the time to enjoy a bit of colour…..
as well as getting to know one or two…..
or three or four…..
of the more interesting residents!