Churchyard Update (8/8)

As the hot, dry weather continues, we will focus on keeping alive the big-ticket items, like small trees and shrubs. Selective and thoughtful watering will need to be the way forward for the foreseeable future. 

Churchyard Update (11/7)

A very hot week, great for summer fetes, barbeques and playing in the fountains. Much of the remaining green in the churchyards will brown off this week, leaving various shades of brown and yellow as the prevailing colour. 

Churchyard Update (14/6)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Last week’s “Churches Count on Nature” concluded with an excellent bat walk on Sunday night, when we saw Pipistrelle and Leisler’s bats. There was also a sighting of what we think was a Tawny Owl. It really is worth visiting the churchyards at dusk if you […]

Churchyard Update (31/5)

This week, we will engage in grassland management, just as the meadow grasses are at their best.

Churchyard Update (8/3)

We have completed our major tree planting now, with the addition of a second Walnut in the older churchyard. It will not be until the end of April until we can be sure of success, but we are hopeful.

Churchyard Update (23/2)

As the storms subside, we are left with some tidying up. A big Ash bough fell in Vinegar Alley and will be sawn-up to add to the “Wall of Wood” down there. Other woody debris will be collected too.

Churchyard Update (14/2)

This week, we are focused on planting some big stuff. We have been offered a Walnut tree, which will be a fine addition to the Old Yard, if it transplants successfully.

Churchyard Update (9/2)

As the scaffolding and building work gets into high gear, we have been busy finding other places for the plants we have. It is exciting, if a bit tiring, making new beds.

Churchyard Update (31/1)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener The scaffolding is rising steadily and smoothly. Its perimeter metal fence will give way to corrugated iron before too long, allowing more access to the main churchyard. Meanwhile, we are preparing for a drainage ditch to be dug along Vinegar Alley, behind the Cherry trees. This […]