Saturday, 15 June 2013

Little walnut tree

I thought a nice way to begin this little blog, would be to share how my children learn how life can sprout from a nut shell.

We have numerous walnut trees trying to begin their life in my garden, courtesy of the clumsy local birds. Unfortunately the garden isn't large enough to house them, so out they must go.  I do spare the odd one though, the lucky survivors get to spent  the remainder of their lives on a window sill in a glass jar filled with glass stones. It's a lovely way for the kids to see how the plant emerges from the shell, sending roots down into the jar, a little brown trunk up and branches out, soon to unveil lime green leaves. It will grow happily like this for many months before it finally drowns. A sad end, but an educational journey.

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