Church 1 : Council 0

Saint Deiniol’s Church in Hawarden in Flintshire boasts the most beautiful churchyard in the spring. First come the snowdrops, then come the daffodils and finally the bluebells arrive, accompanied by a host of other wild flowers. This glorious succession is allowed to progress and is available for all to enjoy. Not until all these flowers have finished is the area cut, thus ensuring that woody species don’t encroach and the cycle will be maintained.

Just across the road, are the two council cemeteries, where the grass is mown to within an inch of its life.

I certainly know which I (and the wildlife) prefer.

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