The Grounds Team is very happy to report that we now have the shrub honeysuckle in our church grounds under some reasonable control.
Shrub honeysuckle is a very aggressive, invasive plant that completely dominates the understory layer in woodlands if it is allowed free rein. It was taking over our woodlands, but over the past few years, with the help of many volunteers, we have pushed it back and have arrived at a reasonable agreement with the spirit of the honeysuckle whereby everybody’s needs are given some attention. We will never get rid of the honeysuckle but it is now manageable if we weed it out regularly.
Now we can see through our woods and will be able to enjoy some of the less assertive flowers and understory plants. Please take an opportunity to walk the path through the woods and check it out.