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 […]

Churchyard Update (9/12)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener With most trees stripped bare now, it is a good time to appreciate their structure. We will be assessing which ones need light pruning for better shape or to prevent disease. It is a good time too to take in hand some of the more overgrown […]

Churchyard Update (17/11)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener This week we start the main phase of bulb planting. There are two large areas (along the railings in front of The Welcome Centre and near the noticeboard) which will be prepared and then planted with bulbs. On Thursday we welcome volunteers from Maximus UK, who […]

Weekly Churchyard Update (27/10)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Only the Chrysanthemums are left standing in the South Bed. I am just waiting to talk to the builders before finding a new home for them. Meanwhile, we have about 4,000 bulbs to find homes for, so a major digging programme will be ongoing for several […]