Church in the Community


Garden As I look out of the window into my garden I see a robin, several bluetits, two sparrows and a goldfinch all gorging themselves on the nuts and birdseed placed in the hanging bird feeders so temptingly filled to the brim for them. Perched on the fence two blackbirds stare longingly, but are unable to partake in the merriment as they are not built to cling to netting as they chomp away, also side by side sit two pigeons that caw in admiration at the flexibility of the smaller birds. The containers aren’t fit for purpose for them. Very frustrating! It hasn’t always been like this. The garden was very bare and basic, devoid of plants and wildlife when we moved in 9 years ago. The previous occupants avoided gardening like the plague and employed a handyman just to keep the lawns mown. I love gardening. After moving in, one of my first tasks was to set about changing the landscape, digging & planting borders. I realised pretty quickly that you have to plant the right plants in order to attract the butterflies and bees. The first summer brought an array of colour and gradually the birds and wildlife[…]

About the author
Mark Andrews
Mark was brought up in Hereford and arrived here in Wales in 2006 via Africa. Mark lived in Mozambique for 8 years working alongside local Pastors to establish the Apostolic Church in that nation. He is married to Julie and enjoys reading, travel and photography in his spare time.

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