Gardening


LucyWhere’s winter gone? Not much snow yet - but many may be glad to see the the first signs of Spring arriving through the new growth and bulbs popping up and flowering which means………church gardening will start again at the end of March! The hedgerows will need trimming by then and the large evergreen shrubs need a serious haircut to keep them controllable. Some things may be better than others for certain people (like those who prefer to hedge and shrub cut and happy to climb ladders!) whilst others are happy to get on their hands and knees – just like all of us do at home with our own gardens. 


Dave gardeningOur major project for last year was to continue to re-instate the Jubilee garden which had to be dug up to lay the pipes for the wonderful new toilet in the Webber Hall. By now we have not only put the bench back – but have put up two more. It is great to see that they are used by so many of the parish who walk past take time to sit and enjoy the sound of the birds, rest and think whatever they want to. Looking forward to seeing you at some time! Under Roberts guidance the area around the memorial has gotten a complete makeover, looking very scrubbed up now!


Gardening Gods and Goddesses Needed!!

(Or even just willing volunteers with no gardening know how, but an ability to do tasks as delegated)

Lynn Hedges has overseen the church gardening for many years but has now stepped down as she and Nick have moved away last year. We are very grateful for all of Lynn’s work over the years and the work that has been undertaken. Robert Bourne is our new Head of Gardening.

New gardening dates for your diary will be announced here when they become available:

Usually gardening takes place on Saturdays – from 9am – 11am. 

The next date is Saturday 17th April. To celebrate the reopening of The Old Moat , and the fact that six people can meet outside from next week we are going to have a Church garden tidy up morning on Saturday 17th April from 10am to 12noon. There are four separate areas of the garden that need attention, so plenty of room for social distancing. 


Gardening sessions are always lots of fun and the more who are able to come and help the sooner the work gets done and the more fun we have.  If you cannot help on these dates but are willing to do jobs in your own time please do ask Robert want needs doing, or feel free to come and trim hedges and do some weeding whenever you like.