Derek writes: Tulips in the Churchyard.This is the first time I have tried Tulips in the Churchyard as part of the 2022 bulbs for the Queen’s Jubilee and to extend the spring flowering period. Planting Tulips into grass was not something I had tried before.( only in soil of flower beds ). So I consulted … [Read more…]

Good Friday

Derek writes: Good Friday, what an amazing day we have had today in 2022, beautifully warm sunshine, the majestic Oaks leafing out, Cherry blossom and the Power of the cross no less diminished. One side of the coin points to a terrible day when we remember Jesus’ awful death by Crucifixion, a method of capital … [Read more…]


Derek writes: Last Autumn, bulbs were planted by the School children and members of the community at the School  and Churchyard. Five months later their joyous colours are spelling out 70 years of Queen Elizabeth on the throne. 2022 bulbs were planted in the Churchyard, many thanks to our sponsors:  the Bonfire Society,The Churchyard Trust … [Read more…]

Blackthorn winter

Derek writes: This is not an April fool. The phrase “ Blackthorns winter“ has been used several times in the Shurvell household over the past couple of days. After lovely warm days in March we now have a cold spell coinciding with the blossoming of Blackthorn, ( Prunus spinosa ) which produce sloes. We call this … [Read more…]

Mothering Sunday posies

Derek writes’ The 4th Sunday of Lent, refreshment Sunday, Mothering Sunday & Mother’s Day are all titles we give to this coming Sunday plus the clocks go forward. It was a time to take stock on our Lenten Journey, go on Pilgrimage to the Mother Church ( Cathedral ) bake a cake and visit the … [Read more…]