Anne Gunning, RHS North West Community Outreach Advisor
We had a lovely day planting up the garden4me raised planter at Wharton Primary with various herbs. They tasted the chives(and weren’t that keen) and we made mint tea with some of the leaves and they all tasted it and they loved that. We talked about how the herbs are great for the wildlife too-we planted Lavender and a bee landed on it as we were planting them!
They were given some booklets all about wild bees so that they can spot the different species on the flowers too.
We also made some seed bombs to throw on the field nearby which contained ox eye daisy and red clover. They also all sowed pea seeds to grow pea shoots at home.