On 28 July, our team finished strimming Geldeston churchyard and helpers from church and village raked up the cut grass and flowers. Thanks to Vickie, Les, Christine and Tanya who came and helped on Monday, and to Les, Dave, Christine, Joe and Margaret who helped on Tuesday.
We began work on Monday morning and finished strimming and raking by 12 noon on Tuesday.
Since the 1970s, the old churchyard has been designated a Wildlife Conservation Area and in the last few years, thanks to the hard work of Peter Etheridge and Lennie Pigney, we have again been able to manage the area properly. As a result, more and more wild flowers and bulbs are appearing each year; the primroses were especially good this year, so were the cowslips.
The last cut of the year will take place sometime in late October / early November. If you can spare a couple of hours and have your own tools — rakes and wheelbarrows — your participation then would be very welcome!
31 July 2020
PS — The small neglected strip of glebe land below the new churchyard extension has also now been cut. Wild orchids used to grow there …