Well, here we are, into June and we are pleased to report that the new church garden has been completed! As you can see in the photographs below, we have planted a yew tree in the centre of the plot, surrounded by a good selection of evergreen, but very colourful dwarf shrubs and a few grasses. Obviously over time, as these shrubs become established, they will grow bigger and spread out, covering, what now looks like a carpet of grey slate pieces!
We mentioned in the spring edition of Contact that we would like to call this garden the ‘Platinum Jubilee Garden’. After discussion with several parishioners and with the approval of Select Vestry, it has been agreed to do just that! In addition, Select Vestry has approved a small ground plaque at the front of the garden to mark this momentous occasion for Her Majesty.
We would like to thank all of you who so generously donated to the creation of this garden, not just for your financial donations but donations of your time and energy; whether it was driving the digger, spade digging, preparing the soil, planting etc a BIG thank you to you all!
With regard to the Rewilding Scheme: firstly, Mr Billy Barham has completed the assembly of the Bird, Bug and Bat boxes and they are now ready to be put up. Assembly was not straightforward as there were no instructions! However, Mr Barham saw construction as a challenge that wasn’t going to beat him!! We thank him very much for his time, tenacity and resourcefulness as we now have 5* accommodation for local birds, bats and bees!
As for the wild flower seeds which we received as part of the Rewilding Scheme, there is still some preparatory work to be done. All being well, the seeds will be sown very soon and hopefully we will have a colourful display later this year.
The Terracycle collection of soft plastic loaf wrappers is continuing and we send a big thank you to all of you who are diligently saving those wrappers and bringing them to church on Sunday.
So, as you see, our group is continuing to be very busy! As we approach the holiday period, we will pause the activity of the group and simply enjoy the fruits of our labour. We will resume meetings after the holidays and start to plan the next phase of our Eco work. In the meantime, please continue to bring in items for the Terracycle scheme.
Thank you for your ongoing support. Should any of you wish to join the group, or if you have any thoughts about or ideas for the next phase, please speak to any member of the group. You would be most welcome!
Camryn Hill, Aimee Anderson, Heather Loughridge, David Watkins and Sharon Beck
St Molua’s Eco Group