College Gardening Blog

Welcome to the Mayfield Sixth Form Gardening Blog

Here at the Sixth Form College we love getting out and about in the local environment and especially like learning in our garden.  We grow a variety of plants including fruit, vegetables and flowers.  This is a blog about how we can learn in the outside environment and also how we are developing the College garden.

We will be adding photographs, artwork, recipes and pupil’s written work to the blog on a regular basis.  We hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy making it…!

Fir Cone Bird Feeders

Jamie and Ben walked to the local shop to buy some lard. They returned to the college and used the microwave to melt it. When it was ready they mixed the lard with some bird seed and then pushed it into the fir cones. We used ribbon to tie the fir cones. Sion took the […]

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Pallet Compost

Jacob helped move the pallets into the garden. We used brackets to join the pallets together. We filled in any gaps with pressure treated wood. To save time we used an electric drill. We wore gloves to protect our hands and keep them warm. Written by Sion, Jacob and Ben – 05.02.20

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Winter Gem Lettuce

Today we have sowed Winter Gem Lettuce inside our gardening room to grow. It is too cold to plant the seeds outside at the moment. It has been very chilly today and snowing at the college. We are looking forward to the weather warming up so that we can begin to plant outside again. Written […]

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A New Year for Gardening

Welcome back to our gardening blog and happy New Year. Due to weather conditions today we have taken part in inside gardening preparation tasks. We have made a Spring job list for the college to ensure we are organised. Spring Gardening Jobs Make a new compost heap Sweep leaves off paths Hose and scrub down […]

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