Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!

In 1699 a Sicilian monk called Franciscus Cupani sent seeds of the local wild sweet pea to his friend, English schoolmaster Dr Robert Uvedale. This was the beginning of a love affair between gardeners and sweet peas that continues to this day.
St Patrick’s Day, March 17, is the traditional date for sowing sweet peas in many parts of Australia, but this date should be regarded as a guide, not a law.
Hence students at two Parramatta schools, planted their sweet peas one day early, just in time for the rain!


Meanwhile, en route to Nano Cottage Kitchen Garden, the students noticed the new garden nearing completion at Nagle College farm ... the word is roses and olive trees are soon to be planted by the Nagle College agricultural students!

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