New life in the churchyard

A group of ten hardy souls braved the early spring wind and showers last Saturday (11-Mar-19) to regenerate the lower churchyard in Tuttington church. The area had previously been overgrown with brambles and grass which needed to be removed to encourage the growth of wild plants including some interesting species. They also revealed a number of graves that hadn’t seen the light of day for quite a number of years.

Tuttington churchyard is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust under its Churchyard Conservation Scheme. Some of the interesting plants there include the Three-cornered garlic (Allium triquetrum), the Barren strawberry (Potentilla sterilis), Pignut (Conopodium majus) and the alarming-sounding Black spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum).

The job has not yet been completed, but when it is, it should be an interesting place to visit but tread carefully lest you vent the ire of the Black spleenwort!

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