Churchyard Update (24/1)

The building and renovation work has kicked up a gear this week, with scaffolding going up around the perimeter. This will take several weeks to complete, during which time, for safety reasons, the main churchyard will be inaccessible.

Churchyard Update (4/11)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener What to look for in the churchyard this week? Leaves. Lots of leaves. Even though I slightly resent the start of leaf-collecting season, I know that corralling them is a job worth doing. First, it stops some plants, grass and paths being swamped by a soggy […]

Churchyard Update (30/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener   It is all about shifting material this week. The recycled brick, concrete and ceramic won’t have escaped your notice. Getting it on the new bed as a base is this week’s task, followed by a similar quantity of sand. Then we can start the dismantling […]

Churchyard Update (24/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener   This week (23/8 – 29/8) remodelling of the railings’ bed continues, with the emphasis on creating a low-maintenance and ground-nesting-insect-friendly site. Recycled building materials will be imported and used. There will be a lot of material to shift, so if anyone has the time and […]

Churchyard Update (18/8)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener This week (16-22 August), we continue to prepare the new railings’ bed, which will be stripped of vegetation and slightly landscaped in preparation for the base of recycled materials. This will be crushed brick, ceramic and concrete from a local supplier, with a covering of sand. […]

Tim’s Churchyard Update (5/7)

Churchyard Update for the Week of 5th July – 11th July   By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener   I used to welcome the rain; less so as we continue to try to get wet grass into big bags. But there is a full lushness to the South Border now as it runs up […]

Tim Hewitt Appointed Community Gardener

St Mary’s and the Parish of Walthamstow are pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Hewitt as Community Gardener. Tim has been St Mary’s Head Gardener since 2017; in that time, the churchyards have received national recognition by the Royal Horticultural Society, and through Tim’s successful ‘Burials in Bloom’ project, dozens of local residents now […]