St Peter’s Gardeners have been very busy creating an amazing Buzz Stop in the churchyard directly behind St Peter’s Church. The garden has been planned specifically to create a haven for wildlife, and is full of mainly native pollinator-friendly plants, as well as a variety of habitats. It is now absolutely brimming with life and is a lovely place to go for a wander.
As you can see in these photos, borders have been planted with pollinator-friendly herbs and plants such as chives, comfrey, borage, foxgloves, daisies, forget-me-nots, wild geraniums and red valerian.
The grass has been left to grow in places, allowing cow parsley and ox-eye daisies to bloom. Combined with mowed paths through the meadow to give definition, the effect is truly stunning!
Bumblebee collecting nectar from comfrey
St Peter’s Gardeners are slowly trying to replace some of their green alkanet (which although extremely bee-friendly, does tend to take over!) with other pollinator-friendly plants. If you have any cuttings or seedlings from your garden you’d like to swap for something of theirs, please get in touch!
Also, if you would like to volunteer to do some gardening with the group on Tuesday mornings please contact us