Tadpoles are a hit with youngsters

Left to right: Louise Moreton, 39, with pupils Keira Hall ,10, Keiran Robbins, eight, Ruby Ogden, eight, and Dylan Warner, nine. Picture by:  Malcolm Wells

Pupils dig deep for a starring role on Gardeners’ World

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We have had a constant stream of visitors during the school holidays, grandparents entertaining youngsters, children bug-spotting and playing in the newly-installed (but upcycled) sand tray.

The greatest draw for them however must be watching with fascination the baby tadpoles wriggling around in the pond.

More fun was had at our birthday garden party and launch of Portsmouth in Bloom. Despite gloomy weather forecasts the day dawned fine and a great time was had by the crowds.

Craft stalls were set out, seeds were swapped, and the Pompey Pluckers provided fabulous musical accompaniment.

Entry forms for Bloom are available at the garden, libraries, the city council and will be printed in The News.

After the morning mists have cleared (as indicated by the fog horns of passing ships in the Solent) the recent warm, sunny weather has meant the hoses are out again for some serious watering.

See southseagreenhouse.co.uk for the latest info, or to enter Portsmouth in Bloom.

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