St Mary's Church, Marshalswick

Living God's Love in St Albans

Peppercorn Place     ST MARY'S COMMUNAL GARDEN PROJECT

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Nasturtiums

Courgettes

beans

 Nasturtiums and Herbs

 Sweet peas,  courgettes and squash

 Beans - Runner & French

Peppercorn Place has recently been refreshed. We now have four new raised beds of two heights made with railway sleepers.  One of the higher beds has been planted with herbs - feel free to snip bits off for your cooking!  - and some  nasturtiums (flowers and leaves both edible).  The other  higher bed was planted with tomatoes (now ripening), lettuces and chillies.  We grew  sweet peas., runner beans, French beans, squash, courgettes, marrows and cucumbers in the lower two beds.  Several people have enjoyed eating our lettuces and cooking with our herbs, chillies and other produce.

Fruit trees - plum, pear and cherry - have been planted along one fence.  (There are  apple trees in the Quiet Garden.) 

butterfly

bench

picnic

 Butterfly and bee friendly area

New four seater bench 

New picnic table set 

The idea is to strike a balance between man and nature so we are trying to be wildlife friendly. The two areas at the back are  being left "natural"  though we will add plants that will encourage bees and butterflies.  There are homes for insects and hedgehogs plus various feeders and a  bath for the birds.

Peppercorn Place is open during our Coffee Shop (10.30 am to 12.30 pm) and also on Sunday mornings (weather permitting) and when we hold other events.  There is a picnic table and bench set and a four seater bench so you have somewhere to sit while looking at Peppercorn Place and having your coffee on Saturday or Sunday.

 Come and have a look!  Any ideas welcome!    

 If you want any further information or you have any ideas or comments please contact St Mary's  (see bottom of page).