DAY 4 – COLLECTION (cont’d)
Collected 30 varieties of seed
Antirrhinum Artichoke Beetroot Bindweed Comfrey Coriander Evening Primrose Gladiolus Golden Rod Green Alkanet Hollyhock Iris Lavender Lupin Marigold Mullein Nasturtium Onion Oregano Pine Poppy Rose Sunflower Sweet Pea Tansy and 5 varieties yet to be identified.
Worked with Roz to make stem prints.
FRIDAY: Studio-bound to catch up on admin and studio work.
DAY 3 – SEEDS
16 varieties of seed heads and pods collected.
2 green Grasshoppers
1 brown Shield Bug
Petrie dishes positioned in zones A, F, J, K and I:
1. In bath
2. Under canes
3. In plant pot
4. Under Cow Parsley
5. Under Love-in-a-mist
6. In basket on trolley
7. Among Nasturtiums
8. Next to compost bin
9. Under runner beans
Thursday: After a rather cloudy morning the cloud is expected to thin and break and it will become much brighter than of late with sunny spells developing by the afternoon.
SITTING STILL AND RUNNING ABOUT
An onion head nodded and waved as I sat and stared today. At first I did not see but I stayed, looked longer and saw them: nestled inside among the seeds were small snails – lots of them. A ladybird came stepping quickly over the round seeds, seven black spots on her back. An abundance of circular shapes on the allotment.
The last lesson was PE. Certainly I was in need of exercise. How many hop, skip and jumps does the allotment measure?
DAY 2 – MAPPING
mark out the individual plots on the allotment with string
identify which plots are Jeannie’s and which are Roz’sdraw a plan, marking the plots A – K
47 canes used
47 blue flags to mark them
5 balls of string
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Generally dry, bright or sunny spells by day but with patchy mist and fog at night. Rather warm.
GREEN WHITE CUBE
On a mild grey morning we struggled with metal tubes and flapping plastic and succeeded in creating a dry area to make and display – our own white cube.
The second thing I noticed as I stared was this mullein covered in raindrops, a rose opening to the day.
At the end of the afternoon I made a posy for the teacher.