Murder in the Churchyard17th March 2010 • Stephanie's Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
Walking down the road to do some shopping, I discovered a team of council contractors bent on horticultural murder in the grounds of our 14th century church. What hadn’t been ripped from the ground had been brutally hacked back. I have a horrible feeling that what was previously a shrubbery of hydrangeas and fuchsias will be replaced by supermarket-style low-maintenance planting. Thank goodness the lovely rose that I have previously taken cuttings from has survived, after a fashion. I shall take my secateurs down there and right the wrongs that have been done to it. This type of massacre is happening throughout the country as skilled gardening teams are made redundant and replaced by contractors whose main aim is to do the job as quickly as possible.