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Looking Up

Looking Up

Pushing our little one (LO) through the spring sunshine this morning, I couldn’t help but notice this large furry husk on the path in front of me. Advertisements

Blossom

Blossom

The winter-bare branches of the wild damson trees along our boundary have burst into a froth of white blossom.

Carpinus Diem

Carpinus Diem

Situated on top of a hill, with spectacular and far-reaching views of the countryside all around, we find it important to keep our boundaries as open as possible to welcome in those views, while still breaking the fierce south-westerlies that whip across us, and keeping curious cows from our crops and borders. Our situation means … Continue reading

Borderline

Borderline

This week, a large, long cardboard box was delivered to the cottage. The box housed a hundred bare root hedging plants; a mix of 50 native hedging, and 50 rosa rubrifolia glauca – a shrub rose, with grey leaves and deep pink, scented single flowers.

Lament to the Larch

Lament to the Larch

The spread of phytophthora ramorum through our trees – and the resulting devastation – is not news; but today’s story really stopped me in my tracks. All those millions of trees; so close to home, trees that form a vital part of the landscape … gone. I hope that our dramatic counterattack nationwide is successful … Continue reading