Recent news from Humber Woodland
We would like to welcome all our families to join us on Saturday 21st March between 10am and 4pm for our Spring Planting Day. Please come along to Risbury Court Hop Kiln, where there will be coffee and biscuits, time to chat and an opportunity to buy some wild flower plants suitable for planting on [...]
We will be having a bulb planting at Humber Woodland of Remembrance on Saturday 25th October, and Saturday 1st November, from 10am to 4pm on both days. We welcome families to come and plant Wild Daffodil and English Bluebell bulbs on their loved ones’ graves. The bulbs will be available from The Hop Kiln at [...]
On Saturday 27th September the Society of Ley Hunters finally placed the Standing Stone at Humber Woodland of Remembrance. This markstone celebrates Alfred Watkins and his personal revelation of a network of alignments across the landscape. There will be a launch event on the last weekend of June 2015. Photo shows Diane Thomas from Humber [...]
Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.
Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced