Mr Bloom helps young people with their green spaces. Mr Bloom visits some Tiddlers who have an award-winning school garden.
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# Hello, my name is Mr Bloom And I'd like to come to see you soon
# I'm out on the road, you see
# Here and there so that we
# Can get together and have some fun
# I'll help you out If there's work to be done
# So, where is it You like to go?
# Call me up and let me know
# What is it you like to do?
# I'll pop along and do it too
# Cities, towns and countryside
# I can travel far and wide
# I'm all about and everywhere I'm here and there
# Here and there
# I'm here and there. #
Hello there, tiddlers, how are you tiddling?
Mr Bloom, here.
Apart from gardening, I like going out and about.
I like going here and there, doing fun things
and finding out about new places.
I've been wondering what you like to do where you live.
Perhaps you like going to the beach with your family,
or visiting museums.
-It looks like somebody wants to tell me.
-My name is Findlay.
-And I'm Caitrin.
-We love being here.
Because our garden is brilliant.
We planted these salad leaves about six weeks ago.
And now they're ready to eat.
They taste great.
When we planted these radishes they were only tiny,
and look how big they've grown.
Our teachers told us that bugs are good for our garden,
so we built this bug hotel.
We've got chickens too. This is my favourite. She's called Bella.
Mr Bloom, this is why we love being here.
BOTH: We can't wait to show you around!
Hey, you know what? I'd love to come.
# Whereabouts will I end up next?
# Let's put my route-finder To the test!
# It could be a beach A village or a city
# Museum or a school A garden so pretty
# A church or a station A river or a town
# I just can't wait till You show me around
# Tiddlers, I'm on my way!
# So where am I today? #
-I saw Caitrin look through that square hole.
Where shall we put the feed?
They're not over there, they're over here!
-Hello there, tiddlers!
-Hello, Mr Bloom!
Thanks for inviting me, Caitrin and Findlay. Who are your friends?
And this is Mrs Richardson. She helps us look after the chickens.
Hello, Mr Bloom!
And whose wellies are those?
Hello, Mr Bloom. I'm Jessica and I'm looking for eggs.
Hello, Jessica who's looking for eggs!
It's a lovely place you've got here. Look at these chickens!
They look very happy to me. And rightly so because look at this.
-Is this some sort of chicken palace?
-What is it?
-A chicken coop!
-A chicken coop!
-Hey up - what's that sound?
-It's the ducks, Mr Bloom.
-You've got ducks at your school?
No wonder you love it here.
-Shall we visit the duck pond?
-Would you show me?
-Yes, but you've got to wash your hands yet.
Well, come on, tiddlers, lead on.
George, you keep an eye on these chickens, all right?
The reason Hester and Jack need to wash their hands
is cos they've been cleaning out the chickens,
and they might have picked up some germs.
It's important to wash and dry your hands properly
when you've been working in the garden.
There we go, we've got some towels. Grab one of those.
-All clean and dry?
-Right, let's go.
Wow! Look at this!
I see the grown-ups have been busy, haven't they?
Here at the tiddlers' school, their mums and dads
help out with any jobs that are too heavy or need sharp tools.
They've helped to build a lovely new home for the ducks.
Are these your school's ducks, Jack?
Yeah, Mrs Richardson brought some duck eggs in and we put them
-in an incubator.
-An incubator? You mean like a big warm box?
Well, it looks to me like these ducks have grown up, haven't they?
-From ducklings to big ducks.
Are they ready to move into their new house?
-Shall we help them along?
-Come on, ducks, it's moving time.
Come on, duckies!
Over this way.
Ha-ha! Here we go. You walk backwards with me.
Come on, duckies! Come on, duckies!
What are you doing, hanging out with Jack?
Come in here!
All right, Jack, can you close the gate? There we go.
So, Hester, can you tell me, why have you got ducks in your school?
Because the slugs will eat our vegetables.
They eat the slugs that eat your vegetables?
-What type of vegetables do you grow?
-We grow lots of different kinds.
-Would you be able to show me?
-Come and see.
All right then, come on. Bye-bye, ducks.
Hey, tiddlers, this is a nice patch.
You've got lots going on here. It reminds me of my nursery.
What types of fruit and vegetable have you got growing here?
-We've got potatoes and onions.
-We've got radishes and we've got salad.
-And strawberries and rhubarb.
-And that's six.
And my beautiful cabbage.
Your beautiful cabbage, that's right.
We've got seven different types of fruit and vegetable.
My goodness me, it sounds like you've been busy.
-Did your grown-ups help you?
And do you get any help from anyone else, I wonder?
Yeah, the bugs help the plants to grow.
That's right. Insects can sometimes be very helpful.
It looks like the route-finder wants to show us some more.
Look at that!
There are lots of different creatures
that can help your garden to grow.
Flying insects like bees, hover flies and wasps.
Butterflies - they eat the nectar from the flowers,
which is like a sugary drink.
The insects also help the plant by taking pollen from flower to flower.
Mmm! Pollen is the powdery stuff in the middle
that makes the flowers and fruit grow.
There are wiggly worms too.
They eat old leaves and food scraps and turn them into compost.
Compost can be spread on the ground.
It contains lots of goodness, like food for the plants.
Every creature has a job to do.
And you can help them by planting flowers for them to feed on.
Then they'll help your vegetables grow for you to eat.
What do you do with all the vegetables you grow?
We eat them.
-Why do you eat them?
-Cos they're nice.
-They make you big and strong, don't they?
Your grown-ups have been working hard today,
-haven't they, Jack?
I think they might have worked up an appetite.
Shall we have a garden feast?
Yeah. ALL: Yeah!
Well, this looks scrumptious to me. What do you reckon, tiddlers?
We're just in the nick of time, cos look - here come your grown-ups.
All right, let's dish them out. Here we go.
-Some potato salad for you, Dad.
And some coleslaw. That's a whacking great portion, that!
Easy as you go, Hester.
We've got egg sandwiches made with
the eggs that came from the chickens,
as well as potato salad made to the school's special recipe.
Coleslaw and salad from the garden.
Right, there we go.
Is this one for Findlay? Go on, then.
Do you want some coleslaw as well? I'll give you this.
There we go.
-Do you want some potato salad?
Have you guys got sandwiches as well?
-Yes, I want a sandwich, I want a sandwich!
This one's for me. Off we go.
Tiddlers, I can see why you love where you live
cos look at this garden - it's lovely, isn't it? Yeah?
The egg sandwiches, those eggs were laid by your chickens,
and the salad and the coleslaw are the vegetables you grew.
Caitrin and Findlay, thank you for inviting me here today.
I've had a cracking time,
and I won't be going away on an empty tummy.
Why don't you join me soon when I'll be...
ALL: Here And There!
# Where is it you like to go? Call me up and let me know
# What is it you like to do? I'll pop along and do it too
# Cities, towns and countryside I can travel far and wide
# I'm all about and everywhere I'm here and there. #
Green-fingered gardener Mr Bloom helps young people around the country with their gardens and green spaces.
Mr Bloom visits some Tiddlers who have an award-winning school garden. He meets the chickens and helps the ducks move house!