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…]
Derek writes: Five years or so ago we were given some Hollyhock seeds. We had some spare ground near a wall so Lindsay sowed some seeds. We now have Hollyhock Heaven. Click the heading above to see some photos. .
Derek writes: The Box hedges and shapes in the Churchyard have been devastated by the Box Wood moth caterpillars.To such an extent that they will have to be removed in the Autumn.Collectively we will then have to decide whether we replant with something else or leave blank.What happens is that the Moth lays its eggs … [Read more…]
Derek writes: In response to growing calls to stop using oasis foam for flower arranging, here at St. Margaret’s Church we are trialling just using vases and chicken wire for support.Oasis is non biodegradable and is deemed to be bad for the environment.Please admire Lucy Howell’s arrangements this last Sunday. Well done, don’t they look … [Read more…]
Derek writes: Thank you to the eight people who attended the Churchyard Working party today ( Always the first Monday of the month from 2- 4 p.m.). A lot was achieved. Weeding the gravel edges, cleaning headstones, pruning an overhanging fig, raking grass, clearing an overgrown grave, tidying a Holly trunk and bagging up all the … [Read more…]