Recent news from Humber Woodland
We have taken advantage of the lovely sunshine to mow some of the grass at Humber Woodland. It was baled and hauled away just before the recent storms.
The better weather makes us feel like planting flowers and this year’s Spring Planting Day is on Saturday 29th March from 10am to 3pm. There will be tea and coffee at The Hop Kiln at Risbury Court, where we will have wild flower plants available to buy from Plantwild. We look forward to seeing you [...]
Following the terribly wet weather we have experienced recently, we are feeling extremely lucky to have escaped the dreadful floods seen in Worcester, Gloucester and further south. Fortunately, Humber Woodland of Remembrance is situated on free draining ground and therefore not liable to flooding. The snowdrops have been flowering since the end of January and [...]
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