Well, here we are at the end of the first year of the new garden. And what a first year it has been. From last October when we first dug the new garden out & placed the first roses, shrubs & bulbs in, the garden has gone from strength to strength.
The first spring bulbs came up in March/April when we were greeted by a lovely display of daffodils & other spring bulbs. The roses have also done well with all of them flowering at least two or three times each. They will all be cut back before Christmas to enable them to get new growth for next year.
By the time we had our Spring Fair I had removed all of the spring bulbs & put in the summer bulbs as well as some summer bedding plants – which I had brought from the Spring Fair. By the end of summer the gladioli that I got for a pound in Poundland came up & flowered. However I was having to go up the road to get large garden canes to hold them up.
Then in Autumn it was time to get out the summer plants & replant the spring bulbs for next year. These include some snowdrops & tulips as reported last month.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of the people of this wonderful Church; from the people that helped create the garden, the people that gave donations, plants & roses and the people that helped out domestically with jobs around the garden. So many thanks to all. If you haven’t got involved in the garden yet & would like to, with either money or domestically, please see me at any time.
One of my highlights of the year was when Jenny Impey came to take our Church Anniversary service & gave lots of praise on how wonderful the garden looked. Next year I will be working to improve the forecourt of the church. I have lots of ideas on how to make this look better than does at the moment. I also have some plans to have a 50p stretch to help maintain the garden over the coming years.
I hope all the readers have wonderful Christmas & a prosperous New Year & many thanks for your continued support.