Tag Archives: Trees

Gaming

Pre-occupied with other projects, today was the first time in a while ‘my glade’ sprung to mind, perhaps because during an early walk I saw a scattering of cones on my path as if the woods were playing a haphazard … Continue reading

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State of Play

The rhodi’s are growing, the terminal buds opening into leaves – not the flowers I had anticipated. The pink tip opens to momentarily form a crown of ‘petals’ around the pale soft baby leaves within. I cut some. The phrase … Continue reading

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arranensis is here

The first Sorbus arranensis leaf I saw was a wet brown thing lifted from the mulch under the tree by the Ranger Centre. In my haste – amid preparing for the launch – I nearly missed re-visiting that tree now … Continue reading

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The Story

The story is written, it’s incredible! And it’s unfair to give anything more than a flavour here: “The Rowan tree, Sorbus aucuparia, the mountain ash, the traveller’s tree; a laughing pioneer, it grows where other trees dare not go – … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Promise

The Gardeners promised to make a planter and find a specimen tree that would ‘advertise’ the artwork at Reception. They are busy people – my expectations weren’t high – but I was taken aback by the loveliness of their choices.The … Continue reading

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In the Open

This week my base is ‘the glade’, I’m working up close to the smell of sap from fresh-cut leaves, stepping back to inspect my progress, each footfall is cushioned in a plush carpet of leaf mould and moss, the mottled … Continue reading

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Moss Witch

“Moss Witches prefer oak woods and particularly those where over 20,000 years ago the great grinding glaciers pushed large chunks of rock into apparently casual heaps and small bright streams leap through the trees.” Sara Maitland describes the Moss Witch’s … Continue reading

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