by Claire Marrack There is a moment every year when spring is at its most vibrant and nature transforms into new growth and greens of every shade. As you walk into the Burial Ground this is the vision that greets us, as well as a profusion of spring flowers and trees adorned in pink and white blossom. As the flowers open up, many insects and butterflies are attracted to the nectar, and this in turn brings the birds and other small mammals.
At our monthly Saturday working party, we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and peacock, orange tip, white, yellow brimstone, and common blue butterflies were all making the most of the warm, still conditions. An enchanting sight to watch them gently fluttering amongst the flowers. Birdsong also kept us company as we gardened and shared a picnic lunch together.
Ben Grace and his assistant Holly are now coming to the garden once a month, and they have made a real difference in keeping the garden tidy and carrying out essential, ongoing maintenance. Ben’s knowledge of garden design and planting has also been invaluable.
Friends are always welcome to visit the burial garden at any time, and we would value your gardening contributions at our monthly Saturday working parties.
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