Living God's Love in St Albans
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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 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).