Recent news from Humber Woodland
The long-awaited Indian summer has arrived, bringing some beautiful sunny days to enjoy the gorgeous autumn colours as the trees at Humber Woodland begin to shed their leaves. Soon it will be winter, a time when nature goes to sleep and we, too, can feel rather like hibernating, so now is a good time to [...]
We are now on Twitter! Keep up with news of our planting days etc at @humberwoodland (www.twitter.com)
MacMillan Coffee Morning On Saturday, 30th September 2017, we will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We hope you will join us at The Hop Kiln at Risbury Court anytime between 10am and 12 midday, for coffee, cake and a chat, and help us raise as much money as we [...]
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