The team met at the beginning of September to make a start on autumn jobs. The roses in the community centre beds have now been pruned back and this month we’ll deal with the village green rose beds. By this time most summer bedding will be finished and that will be cleared away ready to plant up with winter in mind
We’ll meet at the Community Centre on October 3rd and 17th at 9.30am.
The PCC has been kind enough to convey their sincere thanks to our group for the work we have carried out over the past few years in St. Mary’s churchyard. We are grateful for the acknowledgement.
However it would appear that the church wish to adopt a policy of the non-use of weedkiller around the trees. I would like to point out that the reason weedkiller is used around the base of ANY trees growing in grassed areas is to prevent serious damage to the bark from the use of strimmers which can lead to the eventual demise of the tree. I know this because I have seen it happen in my career in horticulture and arboriculture.
For this reason, Roundup is recommended in these circumstances but of course we will respect the wishes of the PCC in this matter.