Recent news from Humber Woodland
Another summer has passed and we are now well into autumn, the best time to plant bulbs and wildflowers at Humber Woodland of Remembrance. We invite everyone, who has someone buried at Humber Woodland, to join us for coffee in The Hop Kiln at Risbury Court on Saturday 29th October or Saturday 5th November and [...]
Following the wettest winter on record, we are grateful that Humber Woodland stands on high ground and is very free-draining, so we don’t have to worry about flooding. Dismal as the weather has been, at least now we can look forward to some sunshine to warm the backs of our new-born lambs and calves. Lambing [...]
This year’s Wild Daffodil and English Bluebell bulbs have been delivered. We hope you will join us at The Hop Kiln at Risbury Court on 31st October or 7th November, anytime between 10am and 3pm, to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and collect some bulbs to plant on your loved ones’ graves. There [...]
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