Tuesday, 23 April 2013


It looks like being another gorgeous spring day today which is good because it's my playground duty day, morning and afternoon.  I get lucky with Tuesday duty because it is our no-football day.  There's always more stuff to deal with on football days!

Today is 'what happens to the water when a plant drinks' day.  A nice little investigation involving glasses, ribs of celery and food colouring, set up first thing and concluded p.m.  I hope the food colouring plays ball this year - last year it actually didn't work properly, which was a bit of a pain.  Anyway, fingers crossed!

I'm busy collecting loo rolls and kitchen towel rolls for planting seeds.  Yup - the sap has thoroughly risen and we're rolling!! (forgive the mixed metaphor here)  I am planning to use the two arches I bought last year for runner beans.  We love runner beans in our family, but only when fresh picked from the garden and tender.  The stuff you get from the shops isn't worth the box they are lying in, I'm afraid.  Tough and woody, mostly.  So fingers crossed for a good harvest of runners this year!

Not my photo - taken from http://marksvegplot.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-first-of-runner-beans.html    Nice blog, take a look.

Well, better go.  School calleth.  Have a lovely day, everyone.


joanygee said...

We too grow runner beans but in wigwam shapes. Always planting both red flowered and white flowered varieties but it's too early to do that up here. Enjoy the sunshine! Jx

Joy said...

It really has been lovely today, warm and sunny throughout the whole day. Wonderful!

J x