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 (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 (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 (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 (13/1)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener  Despite some distractions (collapsing wall, old monument deterioration and the unlicensed burial of a pet), we made good progress last week. There is still some weeding, planting and editing to be done. However, this week we plan to make a start on winter pruning of trees. […]

Churchyard Update (2/12)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Last week we set a lot of leaning gravestones right and placed a new welcome stone at the gate. David, one of our volunteers, was instrumental in this, and it was great to have his input. We are getting to the end of leaf-clearing and bulb-planting […]

Churchyard Update (9/11)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener You will notice a couple of well dug areas around the churchyards at the moment. We thank GoodGym and other volunteers for this, as these areas are being prepared for our major bulb planting. Normally, I try to avoid digging as it just results in more […]

Weekly Churchyard Update (20/10)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Falling light levels (rather than temperatures) have slowed any growth and started leaf fall. There is still a lot of moving to do: plants, pots and overgrown areas. We may start on new a new area for bulbs and a meadow this week. It was nice […]

Churchyard Update (7/9)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardner While the new gravel bed has been widely (but not universally) admired, this week sees the arrival of a similar quantity of sand. This will be the top layer and will wash into the gaps in the gravel over time. As soon as this is down, […]