Category Archives: Trees

Wordless Wednesday – Foraging for sweet chestnuts in Hatfield Forest

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Loving the Lilac – Saving the Scent

I do love Lilac. There is something both old-fashioned and comforting about it. It brings to mind family teatimes enjoyed outside, beneath jolly bunting or inside blanket wigwams, with cake, scones and cream and pints of tea or lemonade. It’s … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A Sniff of Spring

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Wordless Wednesday – Wind in the Willows

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Wordless Wednesday – ‘Ah’ moments at Anglesey Abbey

 

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Wishing you Peace and Happiness!

“One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 7/8: The dichotomy of the Prickly Castor Oil Tree

So here is an exotic, tropical-looking tree (height ~25m), often grown to give a jungly feel to a garden, that can rather surprisingly take temperatures of down to -40 deg C. Yes, it’s seriously that hardy. It’s name is Kalopanax … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 6: Walk in a wood and your troubles fade away

Walk in a wood and your troubles fade away … seems true for me. Sadly, living on the edge of the fens there aren’t many sizeable woods around here and Thetford Forest (our nearest) is mostly a conifer mono-culture, which … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 5: Trees have eyes!

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 4: The Wild Service Tree and making connections

In celebration of … continuously learning new things. I’ve been working at Wimpole Hall for about 10 years now and I would say that I am familiar with most of the trees growing there, so it was with some surprise … Continue reading

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