Gardening

Hello and welcome to our new community gardening group.

Welcome

Everyone is welcome… that’s it. No creed, colour, gender, religious bias, addiction, wealth or poverty…..just for anyone and everyone who wants to do something positive for a couple of hours a month here in Wath.

Our main aim is to keep the church grounds tidy. This mostly involves weeding, pruning and litter picking.

Beyond that, we would like to enhance its natural beauty. This year we planted lots of spring bulbs and found some new headstones that had been buried under the soil. Our hope is to make the space a place of colour and enjoyment, peace and vibrancy, in short, somewhere to be proud of.

Crocuses in our Churchyard at Wath

I should explain that by ‘we’ I mean me, Ray Lewis, I happen to be churchwarden and I love gardening and think the grounds have scope to be beautiful. The other half of the ‘we’ is Mike Underwood who very kindly puts this website together and has fabulous ideas for this project.

When and Where

This group is restarting from Thursday 9th July and will be meeting every 2 weeks at the porch at 10 am and will aim to finish by 12 noon.

What to Bring

Please bring any tools, gloves, bags or trugs you have. Don’t worry if you don’t have these, we can provide them. If you can take away and compost the green stuff that will be great as we only have one recycling bin.

Social Distancing

Social distancing applies at the moment which means that we are unable to access toilets or refreshments in Church until it is safe to do so. You can bring your own drinks if you wish.
You will be responsible for your own health and safety and all children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Help will be on hand to help you with any tasks you are new to.

We hope you can make it,

With every blessing
Ray and Mike

Latest News 26th Nov 2020

Good news! There are plenty of gardening activites in progress now.

After a massive bulb-planting programme and construction of 2 compost bays with help from Huw and Stuart, we have put up several bird-boxes from the RSPB.

Christine adding nesting material.

There are nestboxes for wrens/robins, bluetits and also sparrows.

Here’s hoping next year will be more colourful, with the wildflower meadow border and bulbs coming through.