Snowdrops out at the Cemetery – click to enlarge

Snowdrops out at the Cemetery – click to enlarge

A wonderful carpet of snowdrops
Each year Whitchurch Cemetery becomes a mass of snowdrops as they flower heralding better weather on the horizon.
They are there now, covering much of the lower end of the Cemetery along with a few early daffodils and crocuses.

These flowers are always a joy to see and enjoy – why not go and have a look before they disappear.
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All too often with what is good, there is often a downside.

Please be understanding
The Cemetery is managed by Whitchurch Town Council who are also responsible for the maintenance and each year the Snowdrops bring complaints.
After the plants have flowered and ‘die’ they can start to look unruly across the ground as the the goodness goes back into the bulb for the following year.
Cutting them away would mean no flowers for next year so they are left to complete their ‘cycle’. Residents and visitors are asked to be understanding if it looks a little messy for a few weeks.
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A note on rubbish/waste

The Soil Compound is NOT for any plastic pots or wrappings – it is ONLY for organic plant waste and soil. Other waste should go in the bins around the site.

The Soil Compound is NOT for any plastic pots or wrappings – it is ONLY for organic plant waste and soil.
Other waste should go in the bins around the site.

Cemeteries also generate much waste in the form of old flowers, pots, wreaths, bouquets, ribbons and similar, all of which needs to be disposed of properly.
Like household waste, it needs to be separated so that plastic and similar is not mixed with plant and organic waste.

Please use the correct bins

Waste Bins
Around the Cemetery there are a number of waste bins. These should be used ONLY for paper, flower wrappings and old plastic plant pots NOT for any dead flowers or grass cuttings.

Soil and Plant Waste Compound
The Soil Compound beside the upper gate should be used for organic plant waste such as old flowers and grass cuttings, along with any soil, NOT for pots or plastic wrappings.

VERY MANY THANKS FOR ASSISTING WITH THIS not separating the waste may incur additional costs to the town.