An area extending along the eastern boundary has been planted with spring bulbs and wild flowers.
As the season unfolds you can expect to see snowdrops, celandines, violets, primroses, snake’s-head fritillaries, bluebells, three-cornered leeks, foxgloves, columbines, lady’s smock, stitchwort and speedwells.There are a few Cornish jacks, Gladiola byzantine on the western boundary.
Herb robert, ivy-leaved toad flax and bird’s foot trefoil, typical of many Cornish churchyards, flower amongst the grey stones with lichens, mosses and ferns to complete the picture.
Elsewhere in the churchyard green alkanet flourishes. Teasels have been planted to attract goldfinches and other seed-eating birds. Hemp agrimony and buddleia attract many butterflies.
Each spring we are visited by one or two black redstarts. Parties of redwings feast on yew berries on chill autumn days. Wrens and overwintering butterflies use the thick ivy on the boundaries. From centipedes to snails, from beetles to butterflies, many creatures make up the web of life that is an essential part of our churchyard.