Scything last year
We have decided to take this weather window as an opportunity to cut some, if not all of the burial site.
Many of the flowers have finished now, and one of the advantages of mowing by hand means we can be selective, so any that are still looking nice we will leave.
The grass we cut will all be made into hay for our sheep to eat next winter.
Please contact us if you have any questions, or indeed if you would like to come out and join us in the next few days and try your hand at scything.
A few key changes in our policies which you should be aware of:
Pre-booked plots are now subject to a 30-year free renewal
We have updated our cancellation policy and fee
Our Terms and Conditions have been amended
Our planting policy has changed- removal of non-natives is underway.
All relevant documents can be found here
We have a new sign and a new seating area in the burial site.
Our new entrance sign
Visitors may notice a lovely granite sign at the entrance opposite the car park, and some granite boulders arranged as a seating circle at the top of the burial site.
We hope these additions to the site will make it easier for people to find us and give a focal point within the site.
The sign, which we share with the neighbouring Community Woodland charity, was part-funded with generous donations from supportive community members. Thank you – you know who you are!
Sheep Grazing this Autumn
As part of our revised system of grass management, we will be putting our flock of Hebridean and Black Welsh Mountain sheep in to graze the burial site from the end of October for several weeks.
Visitors to the site should be extra vigilant at ensuring the gates are kept shut at all times please, and be aware that sheep really enjoy eating flowers…..
We suggest placing memorial flowers on a nearby tree or by the memorial board.