It’s great weather for ducks… and pondlife!
It’s been a wet afternoon but the pond is looking good. Our pond enthusiast Terry Arnold has already begun planting around the edge with some pretty Phlox, which will provide good ground cover in the future.
The Gunnera we planted last year is showing fresh growth.
We have another one in a pot and some Iris, which we will be planting out on Saturday 13th April, on our ‘Greenfingers’ morning.
Do come and join us.
2nd April 2019
We are proud to be a ‘living churchyard’ here at St Edward’s, part of which means we endeavour to be plastic free. Our ground steward was therefore upset today to discover plastic bags shoved into a compost bin and other clearly non-compostable material left on the compost heaps. We work hard at keeping the churchyard looking lovely and respectfully ask visitors to take all plastics away with them Thank you.
Spring has sprung in Eggbuckland Churchyard – with a riot of colour!
27th March 2019
The churchyard is a riot of colour on this beautiful spring day, awash with celandines, primrose, and bluebells. A breathtaking sight. This is due, in part, to the way we manage the churchyard which allows them to flourish. The grass will not be cut until the spring flowers have had their day in the sun!
Visitors take inspiration
Discovering the delights of our churchyard & taking back ideas for their outside space.
Greenfingers Gang get growing!
Come and join us!
This is a group of volunteers who help keep the churchyard looking good.
We have 300 snowdrop bulbs to plant which we hope will bloom next spring!
We start at 9.30am and would welcome new volunteers.
Signs of Spring
Particularly lovely are the purple crocus and the pretty marsh marigold down by the stream.
North-yard clearance 3
A job very well done!
Northyard clearance 2
Northyard Clearance 1
A load of rubbish!
8th January 2019
We are always pleased to welcome visitors to our beautiful churchyard and respectfully ask that you help us to keep it looking good by taking all plastic and oasis home with you.
We currently have cyclamen, hellebores and even a snowdrop in flower. Our 200yr old evergreen oak is looking lovely in the sunshine.
Merry ‘Christmas Rose’
24th December 2018
The aptly named ‘Christmas Rose’ has made a timely appearance!
In the long grass…
A seed must fall to the ground
Over the weekend we have cleared out the old plants, (which have gone on our compost heap!)and have sown some wildflower seeds. These were kindly donated by Tim Payne of city bees. It is a little on the late side to be sowing them now but we thought we would give it a go. Why not consider sowing some in a small patch of your garden? They can be sown in autumn or spring and you can be sure the bees will love them!
Do you believe in the law of increase?
16th November 2018
Well, we’re putting it to the test, striking a dozen hardwood cuttings from our two hydrangea paniculata ‘vanille fraise’ which gave us some glorious colour back in the summer in the border next to the church.
Taking cuttings is easy and is a great and fun way to get new plants for free!
Why not give it a go?
We have to be patient now and wait until spring to see if they take root!
30th October 2018.
A good turnout for a talk tonight on ‘ethical shopping’, with Simon Giarchi from Cafod, organized by Plymouth Churches Green Action Group.
25th April 2015
Last Saturday morning saw the first get together of members of the ‘Green Fingers’ Club in the churchyard when some tidying up of the border alongside the south aisle of the church was undertaken. Also, work began on clearing the area at the bottom of the western end of the churchyard in readiness for the planting of insect loving plants and wild flowers. The weather was not as kind as it could have been and perhaps this was the reason for the group members who turned up being an ‘exclusive few’. There has also been some work achieved by an enthusiastic lady earlier in the week. Also, the second bee hive is now occupied.
Spring Churchyard Clear up
Sat 28th March 2015
The Greenfingers team kicked off the season with another wet but productive and fun morning with very welcome help coming from Cooperative Memorials, Efford sending a team to help – in particular cleaning the path down in Church Meadow. Thank you to everyone for such hard work.
See Gallery for more pictures
Bee Hives Placed in Churchyard
March 10th 2015
The new apiary at St Edwards Church has received it’s first residents.
The bees have been enjoying the lovely spring sunshine of today!
Long may it continue!!
Bulb Planting – Nov 8th 2014
Looking Forward to a Colourful Spring Display
Thanks to all who helped with the bulb planting in the churchyard despite the awful weather. There should be some impressive areas of colour in the spring as well as a good variety of blooms including fritillaries. The photos below show that fun was had along with the hard work!