Bradwell churchyard set to go nature friendly with hedge planting

Bradwell Church yard is set to take on a new, nature friendly look following the planting of a row of hedges and bushes along its perimeter.

Trench digging for hedges and bushes at Bradwell Church yard

Digging the trenches for the new hedges and bushes at Bradwell Church yard.

A team of volunteers from the church undertook the digging of a long, deep trench, and the planting programme recently following the removal of a number of overgrown Holm Oak trees last summer.

The trees were felled because they were impinging on the amenities of homeowners in St Lawrence View. A professional felling company was employed to complete that task but it was down to volunteers, led by church member, Paul Lund that dug the trench ahead of planting the hedges and bushes purchased from a nursery at Buckingham.

The results of their work will, it is hoped, be visible for all to see in the coming months and years. All species have been chosen for their benefits to wildlife, including insects and birds.

Root soaking of hedges and bushes at Bradwell Church.

Soaking the roots of the new hedges and bushes before they are planted by volunteers at Bradwell Church.

Holm Oak trees at Bradwell Church yard.

How Bradwell Church yard looked before the Holm Oak trees were felled last summer.

Bradwell Church volunteers planting hedges

Bradwell Church volunteers get to work planting hedges and bushes in the churchyard.