Work progresses on improving area around St Edmunds church in Bury St Edmunds

PUBLISHED: 15:10 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:10 17 July 2018

The St Edmunds Gardening Project group. Picture: JO SWEETMAN

The St Edmunds Gardening Project group. Picture: JO SWEETMAN

Jo Sweetman 2015

A tree has been donated to the St Edmund Gardening Group to help improve the area around St Edmunds Church, the nearby school and car park.

It came via the Bury in Bloom committee of the Bury Society to support efforts to tidy up the area and improve the environment.

The gardening group was started in August 2017 supporting the work of a parishioner, who in 2011, offered to create and improve the borders alongside the church.

Using many plants from his own garden, the work has created a colourful and attractive feature to the car park, church and school entrance, in Bury St Edmunds.

The more recent project involved clearing the old shrubs from the raised bed area, replacing the soil and establishing a planting scheme for easy maintenance and all year interest.

The latest work has received help from Proscape and Realise Futures Nursery at Nowton.

Spring bulbs, perennials, small evergreen plants complete the scheme creating an attractive and welcoming area.

The gardeners meet every month for a two-hour session on a Saturday

and work hard keeping areas weed free, tidy and looking well maintained.

The St Edmund roses planted alongside the wall were donated by the late Mike Ames, a long standing past chairman of Bury in Bloom.

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