Wild Christian at AFC

Wild Christian at AFC

Note to all Wild Christians at Amersham Free Church - Yes that's you!

Here are some of the photos submitted so far for Eco Church.

"I love the way some of the plants were planted by me, like the alchemilla mollis, and some arrived by themselves, like the hartshorn fern.
Submitted by Liz Waumsley

"I put these hedgehogs and the little bird there, hoping they would encourage real birds and animals". 
Submitted by Liz Waumsley.

"I put these hedgehogs and the little bird there, hoping they would encourage real birds and animals". 
Submitted by Liz Waumsley.

A Red Admiral
Submitted by Doreen Platts

A Buff Tailed Bumble Bee
Submitted by Doreen Platts

A Large Tortoiseshell
Submitted by Doreen Platts

A Honey Bee
Submitted by Doreen Platts

A Red-tailed Bumble Bee
Submitted by Doreen Platts

A Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Submitted by Doreen Platts

 Manse Garden – the unmown section.
Submitted by Ian Green

 

Windowsill Plants - “You don’t need to have a garden to be a Wild Christian and it doesn’t need to cost anything. The smaller plants are herbs which came free from M&S and the larger plants are a gift from a dear friend”.

Submitted by Sue Wale

Wildlife garden – nature does the gardening.

Submitted by Liz Waumsley

My 'lockdown project' has been to make our garden more eco-friendly, part of which has been to grow vegetables from seeds (bought online, of course!) using home-produced compost. I've also acquired a little greenhouse in the vegetable corner. I'm happy to report that they're all flourishing, and we're looking forward to harvest-time!

Submitted by Hazel Richardson

           

I bought some nesting boxes and bird feeders (online too!) The bird feeders are much in demand - although unfortunately one of them turned out to be less squirrel proof than expected) and four nesting boxes are now installed in the trees in a quiet part of the garden. Hopefully some tenants may move in next Spring.
Submitted by Hazel Richardson

 

“This bug hotel was hiding in my garage for years as a family gift without me knowing what it was or what it was for. It was only recently after watching a gardening programme on the TV that I realised its significance and set it up in my garden. I hope the bugs will have more intelligence and will know what to do with it without any TV prompting!
Submitted by Erna Stevenson

            

The Bee House was a gift. It is made by Jennyruth workshops Ripon, founded by a friend of mine for adults with learning disabilities. It is meant to provide a home for bees (not honey bees) or insects. The workshops also makes bird boxes, toys etc.
Submitted by Doreen Platts  
         
   

   

This lovely orchid was a present from a friend living along our road, in celebration of our Golden Wedding. It really brightened up our celebration in isolation.
Submitted by Norma Jenns

Linda Brockas is another wild Christian, as she tells us that she is growing plants in her garden to provide nourishment for bees, so her garden is full of pollinator plants, including weeds! She puts out food and water for birds and has two log piles that she is regularly adding to so that they are a fantastic habitat for insects and hibernating small mammals.