St. Joseph’s church is blessed with large grounds, that include a car park, a lawn protected by a beautiful mature ash tree, and various flower beds. There is plenty of gardening work!
Over the years different parishioners and parish priests have worked to make our garden more interesting by planting trees, shrubs and flowers. We now have a flower border, shrubbery, rockeries, planters and a small sunny space for sunflowers. Recent additions include rhubarb, strawberries and two apple trees, as we try to make our garden productive.
We don’t have a garden committee – just people who do what seems necessary. There are always tasks to be done, such as mowing the lawn, weeding, planting, pruning and raking up leaves.