Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Woodland is Planted

With the arrival of 10 bare-rooted Silver Birch and Col getting them planted the Birthday Wood is finished.
















 We now need to live here for 10 more years to see them grow, but if we can't stay then we'll have to visit and walk the footpath through it. And in 30 years time when we are no longer around and our children are as old as us now and grandchildren grown up too, they'll be able to walk through the fully grown trees and remember who planted it.

Who said having a Public Footpath through the property was a problem? In this case it's a blessing.


Thank you to all the family
















who came to Col's 60th Birthday party in March and gave some money towards the woodland. There was a little money left and we have bought 3 more apple trees for the orchard.

 




















I always say thank you for comments but yesterday's post was so boring (seriously boring!) there was only 1 comment(at time of doing this post)
So thank you Cheryl


Back Soon
Sue

26 comments:

  1. Lovely to see Col's birthday wood. What a great idea it is :)

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  2. Such a lovely thing to do for Col's birthday - a gift that will last forever and provide memories and pleasure for years to come.

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  3. Here's to many happy walks through Birthday Wood. x

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  4. Fantastic. You are a brilliant family. Always something new and interesting happening.

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  5. It's really satisfying planting trees isn't it. Ours have grown unusually quickly in the four years we have been here, I hope yours do too do you can both enjoy them.

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  6. To plant a tree is wonderful, to plant a small wood and orchard is brilliant. Plus the knowledge people can walk through your wood in years to come is eternity.

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  7. I think it is wonderful and such a beautiful thing to do and have.
    J x

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  8. I also think it is a wonderful thing to do. I like that you chose a variety of trees, including fruit trees. -Jenn

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  9. I think Col's wood is such a beautiful idea.
    Hugs-x-

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  10. I'm so impressed with this lovely idea of planting a wood and the fact that it will be there for many years to be enjoyed. I was interested in the footpath through your land - where does it come from and where does it go? Jean/Winnipeg

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    1. I suppose the footpath just goes from one part of the village to another! We have footpaths like this all over the country left from the days when farm workers would take a short cut along the fields to church or villagers to the shop or to work. They are now just used by people enjoying the countryside

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  11. What a wonderful legacy!
    Debbie

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  12. Thank you everyone for lovely comments about the wood

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  13. I think it was a brilliant idea, and it's wonderful to see it come to fruition.

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  14. That is so, so lovely. Just a beautiful thing to do.

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  15. Hi,I love reading your blog!,I think its the first time ive left a comment...Im not very good on laptops,lol.I love the thought that you have planted trees for you and future generations to see.I brought back,a tiny tree cutting from Austria 37 years ago and planted in my own holiday chalet garden.It grew great and when i sold the chalet about 30 years ago,I used to visit the site and see it growing into a beautiful Christmas tree...3 years ago,when i went to see it,it had been dug up and slabs put where it was.I was gutted and wished that all those years ago,I had dug it up and took it with me.Yours look great though and i hope that you have many years seeing them grow,Debi,x

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    1. hi, thank you for reading and commenting, glad you enjoy my wafflings! We are so pleased to ahve got all the trees planted before Col goes into hospital

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  16. It's always heart warming to see trees planted not just for us, but for future generations to enjoy.
    Arilx

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  17. Oh Ive been reading your blog,via Mean Queen for a while now!,It took me ages to know how to comment...then when i realised i could,I didnt know if i was allowed to....Im getting alot braver now,Lol...I hope that your Hubby,Col,gets well,with his treatment and love and best wishes to you both.Love from Debi,xx

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    1. Everyone is allowed and very welcome to comment!
      Thank you for reading and for the good wishes

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  18. What a lovely thing to do to celebrate a birthday, not only for yourselves but for future generations to come. xx

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  19. Lovely post Sue, made me happy and very sad all at the same time; love to you x

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  20. What nice woods you've planted and name to go with it. There should always be a story for woods. Leave it in writing! Many happy years to you and Col.

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