Recent news from Humber Woodland
Thank you to everyone who came to our Bulb Planting Days. We had beautiful weather and very much enjoyed meeting you all and are now looking forward to seeing the lovely wild Daffodils and Bluebells in the Spring. As Christmas is not far away, we thought it would be nice to have another ‘get together’, [...]
We will be having a bulb planting at Humber Woodland of Remembrance on Saturday 26th October, and Saturday 2nd November. We welcome families to come and plant Wild Daffodil and English Bluebell bulbs on their loved ones’ graves. The bulbs have been delivered and await planting. Please join us on one of the above dates. [...]
Following recent news coverage about England’s cemeteries running out of space, Diane featured on the Andrew Easton radio programme on BBC Hereford & Worcester. Although cemeteries & graveyards may be filling up, there are alternatives, one of which is green burial. In the UK we have large volumes of farmland that would be suitable for [...]
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