March in the Flower Patch

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March has begun with traditional winds in addition to the showers more normally associated with April. The soil is still too cold for direct seed sowing and, in many places, far too wet to work. However, there are some seeds which can be sown and plenty of other gardening tasks to complete.

It's also time to start ramping up the marketing of your flower growing enterprise.

Click on the links below for this month's activities.

 

Week 23: Sowing Sweet Peas Tutorial

Week 24: Maths and Marketing Tutorial

Week 25: Signs of Spring and planted baskets  Activity

 

 

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February in the Flower Patch

Snowdrops Our Flower Patch

 

Check your inbox for the February bulletin with lots more ideas for ways to have fun growing and learning outdoors - even in February.

Here are the links to specific activities for the next four weeks in addition to the new ones included in the bulletin.

Week 19: Storytelling Suggestion sheet

National Storytelling Week will take place from January 28th to February 4th 2017 to promote the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination. What better place to hold a storytelling session than the flower patch. Snuggle up with a blanket and a hot chocolate and listen or use some of the suggestions in our sheet to promote some story telling.

Week 20: Twiggy Hearts Tutorial

Week 21: Countdown to Sowing   Shoots  Plants

Week 22: Collecting your Kit   Shoots   Plants

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January in the Flower Patch

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Check your inbox for the January bulletin with lots more ideas for ways to have fun growing and learning outdoors - even in January.

Here are the links to specific activities for the next four weeks in addition to the new ones included in the bulletin.

Week 15: Bird Spotting    Shoots  Plants

Week 16: Feed the Birds   Shoots    Plants

Week 17: Den Building      Shoots   Plants

Week 18: Go Wild    Shoots    Plants

  

Have fun and happy gardening.

Cally and Sara

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November in the Flower Patch

November landscape ourflowerpatch.co.uk

Check your inbox for the November bulletin with lots more ideas for ways to have fun growing and learning outdoors - even in November.

Here are the links to specific activities for weeks 9, 10, 11 and 12 in addition to the new ones included in the bulletin.

Week 9: Wise Ways with Water Quiz   Answers  Worksheet

Week 10 Weather Watching Shoots   Plants Check out our Pinterest page too

Week 11 Being Enterprising with Tulips Shoots  Plants

Week 12 Foraging fun and a code for the School Grounds Shoots  Plants

 

And don't forget you can comment, tweet us or contact us on Facebook at any time. 

Have fun and happy gardening.

Cally and Sara

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October in the Flower Patch

 pumpkins and gourds homegrown display thanksgiving ourflowerpatch.co.uk

Check your inbox for the October bulletin with lots more ideas for ways to use your flower patch as an outdoor classroom.

This month's activity zone topics are 

Week 5 Composting capers Shoots (key stage 1)  Plants (Key stage 2)

Week 6 Plants for Free Shoots   Plants

Week 7 Sweet peas Shoots  Plants

Week 8 Garden alchemy Shoots   Plants

And don't forget you can comment on the wordpress blog, tweet us or contact us on Facebook at any time. 

Have fun and happy gardening.

Cally and Sara

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September in the Flower Patch

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Welcome back, Flower Patchers. We hope you have had a super relaxing summer and are raring to go. For some of you there may be flowers still to harvest. At the very least there might be sweet pea pods to collect seed for sowing in October.

For some of you this is the start of your Our Flower Patch adventure. Welcome along, take a good look at all the sections of the website for lots of top tips and advice

 

Check your inbox for the September bulletin with lots more ideas for ways to use your flower patch as an outdoor classroom.

This month's activity zone topics are as follows. Click on the title of the activity for an over view and introduction to the topic, and then click on Shoots or Plants for each topic to open up the appropriate lesson plans. 

Week 1 What plants need to survive Shoots (key stage 1)  Plants (Key stage 2)

Week 2 Planning your patch Shoots   Plants

Week 3 Designing your patch Shoots  Plants

Week 4 Sowing hardy annuals Shoots   Plants

 

Have fun and happy gardening.

Cally and Sara

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