HF Car Park 03

You will have seen a transformation of the borders around the car park...

 A dedicated small team of volunteers has been working tirelessly (with the aid of tea and lashings of laughter) to change our car park area from 'jungle' to garden.

The photo above shows a BEFORE view where you can see how overgrown it all is, and how little the church can be seen. There are a few more pictures below.

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Trees have been cut, brambles cleared, weeds pulled up, masses of digging, and grinding of tree stumps, and the overall effect is nothing short of miraculous. It is intended to sow grass seed and allow the area to green over naturally, but without all the weeds, and unwanted growth.

One of the team, Lucy Woods, then had an idea...

"Why don't we plant bulbs in the vast empty places that have been created before grass seed goes down to finish it off?"

This is where we came in (that's you and me folks, parishioners).

So we had an appeal for people to donate bulbs, and were very grateful to receive them. We asked for bulbs that naturalise in a wooded area, Daffodils, Crocus and Snowdrops are ideal. Depending on the variety we could have daffodils flowering from late January until early May ! Snowdrops making a first appearance soon after Christmas!

Thank you so much for helping us.

We are creating a place that gets better every year!

After the year we have all had, together let's make spring 2021 something to look forward to.

A fantastic 'Well done and many thanks' go to the small team who made all this happen. Considering the sheer amount of work, they did it without any fuss at all, you'd have hardly noticed it all happening. You know who you are... take a bow!

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 Car Park Gardens Project

Car Park Gardens Project 

A little update on progress

So we've moved on to nearly summer 2021, the grass seed has well sprung up and is looking really lush. Perhaps we should have a cow and a couple of sheep or goats? Anyway, we cut it (I say 'we' but really it was our loyal team, as per usual) and you can see how it's going. All it needs is a couple of umbrellas and tables (socially distanced of course, with table service!...)

Thanks to Ray for the photos...

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