In Spring 2021 we will plant a strip meadow along the Eastern side of St Giles Churchyard
THE HEADSTONE PATH
Many of the memorial headstones from the churchyard were relocated to the Eastern wall some years ago. You might not have spotted this before as it was hidden behind a laurel hedge.
The hedge was removed in December 2020 - now we have a great opportunity to plant something more interesting - a 100m long strip meadow.
Have you seen the wildflower meadow in nearby Becket's Park? Check out the work of our friends Buddies of Beckets
WHAT WE'RE PLANTING
We have chosen a mixture of perennial plants which will come back year after year, and annual plants which we hope will give us some beautiful flowers this summer.
Our seed mix is carefully chosen not to grow too tall, and to be sustainable going forward with minimal maintenance. Some of the plants will not flower until next year. These are the common names of the plants:
Lady’s Bedstraw, Black Medick, Salad Burnet, Bladder Campion, Wild Carrot, Common Cat’s Ear, Cornflower, Cowslip, Field Forget-me-not, Autumn Hawkbit, Rough Hawkbit, Hoary Plantain, Ragged Robin, Self-Heal, Sheep’s Sorrel, Common Toadflax, Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Kidney Vetch, Yarrow, Yellow Rattle.
SOW IT OR THROW IT
In March/April we will be gifting wildflower seeds to the neighbourhood by putting these leaflets and seed packets through around 200 doors in the area around the Church Yard.
If you receive one, we really hope you'll join in, either by planting the seeds in your own outdoor space or by bringing them to our community meadow.