Church Gardens – May 2022

Well for all budding gardeners it’s that busy time of year again, time to take stock and make a plan for the seasons ahead. Muddy church, wildlife garden is no different and there are a few jobs to be done. Liz has made a big impression with her representation of...

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Church Gardens – April 2022

The Rowan tree purchased to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was plantedon Saturday and the plaque to show that it forms part of the Queen’s Green Canopy added on Sunday 27th March. A miniature Easter Garden has been created in the wild garden for the Season of Lent which with...

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Church Gardens – March 2022

The places that we call home are also home to many other creatures. The root of the word ‘ecology’ is the Greek word ‘oikos’, meaning home – so thinking about our shared home is the very essence of ecology. We are all responsible for making sure that animals and plants...

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Church Gardens – January 2022

As the New Year begins, with certain restrictions in place, we are grateful for our gardens. Not much colour for now although at home I have a Camelia in flower and Hellebores and primroses, which have been flowering since last Spring. Skimmia is a beautiful deep red and seed heads...

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Church Gardens – December 2021

Just been in Perthshire, Big Tree Country, the deciduous trees had shed most of their leaves but the colours were still beautiful in the bracken and myriad mosses and fungi.  The Dukes of Atholl planted millions of trees over hundreds of years changing the landscape. In the mid 19th century...

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Church Gardens – November 2021

Every year monsoon rains cause the three major rivers of Bangladesh to swell resulting in devastation for those living there with homes and crops destroyed. Sandbars emerge as the rivers recede but ‘char’, the silted sand plains that the floods leave behind are too infertile for even the most skilled...

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Church Gardens – October 2021

The weather has been a gift in this area this September, forecasted thunder storms miss us and even rainy days have sunshine and the temperature is mild, perfect for Harvest time which thankfully we should be able to celebrate in church this year. These brambles winked at me like jewels,...

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Church Gardens – September 2021

Mixed fortunes for the August weather from drought to flood and back again. They do say variety is the spice if life. In the garden the birds and pollinators are busy. Some of the flowers are strengthening putting down good roots. Its amazing to think that those thin, fragile roots...

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Church Gardens – August 2021

Another stunning run of beautiful weather with lots of energy from the sun to power the flowers and wildlife. Sadly not many of the wildflowers appeared out of all the seed that was scattered, a bit disappointing. Jobs to do included planting some lavender and repositioning of the flower pallet...

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