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…]

Hollyhock Heaven

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. .

Box caterpillar

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…]

July’s working party.

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…]