Wednesday, 1 October 2008

The congregation gets boggy!

For some time we had wondered how we could use our grounds better. The back of the field is too wet to be useful as a field, or for much else. Following discussion at the church meeting we agreed to apply for a grant to enable us to develop a bog garden. Saturday June 21st was chosen as the day to start. Following the coffee morning in aid of Martin House Hospice (over £60-00 raised) and a lunch of soup, bread and cake, work started. It was very soon apparent that we had chosen the site for a Bog Garden well.
The water was coming down as well as up, and all concerned were very soon covered in mud. Our blood was well cooled! Lots of holes, a big pile of removed weeds and 47 plants later, phase one of the job was complete. Thanks are due to all who helped, and to Rhinegold Nurseries for their help and advice.
A guide to the planting is available whenever the chapel is open for events. The garden is viewable at any time.

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