Autumn moments

Derek writes: Autumn Moments. At the School’s gardening Club we have been discussing what is happening at Autumn time and the word deciduous ( plants which lose their leaves in the Autumn,) This year we are a good 7 days behind average due to the mild & damp weather. However there are still some stunning … [Read more…]

Light Party

Derek writes: “What is a Light Party ? At this Autumn time of Halloween ( 31st October ), All Saints Day ( 1st November ) and All Souls day on the 2nd it is good to take stock and remember those who have gone before us, particularly Saintly people and Jesus the light of the … [Read more…]

Box moth

Derek writes “Last Monday we had the monthly working party in the Churchyard here at St. Margaret’s Church. It was well attended with 11 of us including David Dale visiting his parents from Austin, Texas.Our task was to cut down the boundary box hedge which has been killed by the Box Wood Moth caterpillar. As … [Read more…]

Emporium and Cornucopia.

Derek writes: Emporium & Cornucopia, two lovely sounding words, both are applicable to the Autumn Fair at St. Margaret’s Church, Sat. 23rd Sep 10 – 12 noon.The Church will be full of lots of goodies to admire, buy and eat. Cakes, jams & chutneys, painting, clothing, knitwear, books, dolls, glass wear, wedding dress plus much much … [Read more…]

The A-Z of Gardening.

Derek writes: Louisa Reed and I ( both members of St. Margaret’s Church ), run an after School gardening club at the local primary School.Our aims are to enthuse young people about the joys of gardening, by chatting and doing. Together, but mainly with Louisa’s writing skills we came up with a rhyming gardening poem … [Read more…]