Quite a few years ago the whole school had a bulb to plant in the front of the school, along the fence line. Over the years some of the plants have died, so we decided to fill in the gaps with the bulbs Mrs Barber had given us!
So we headed to the front of the school with our bucket, gloves, trowels, forks, watering cans and the plastic bag of bulbs too.
We each chose a buddy and a spot to plant our bulb. We dug a hole in the soil. Then we pulled out the dirt. After that we put in the bulb. The roots went down into the hole and the shoot went up towards the sunlight.
We looked at the other flowering bulbs that were planted before. Can you see the daffodil flowers and the jonquils? Which are yellow and which is white?
We were very careful with our tools because we did not want to hurt anyone with them. Also we did not want to hit our own fingers! Everyone wore a glove on one hand to keep their fingers clean as they dug in the soil.
We put in the bulb and then we covered the bulb with soil. We let the little green shoot pop out the top if there was one. The last thing we did before we packed up to go home was using the watering can to gently spray water onto the bulb to start it softening and growing. Our watering cans have a top on the spout with tiny holes in it so the water comes out gently and does not wash the soil away from the plant. We will run to the front field sometimes to see how our bulb is growing, and occasionally water them too!