Posted: 09/01/2017 at 12:05
Its not a forest , Pat. Just 5 acres or so that has been left for 80 years or so. Part of it is a disused quarry , but looking at the trees reminds you of the way that nature abhors a vacuum , and any piece of land left on its own returns to the wild wood. I've been lucky to live in a built up area, with ready access to major road networks, but pretending I was in the country which is where I want to be. I've known for a long time that this day would come. When the estate around the back went in the two access roads (currently dead ends) were put in. Mrs N asked the council why.
"Thats for the roads to go around that area madam, it's designated for 60 houses. "
She said "Over my dead body"
He said "Precisely madam"
97 was a good age by anyones standards, so the time has come. It wont be this month, but probably before the end of 2017.
I have a Viburnum bodnantense Dawn that smells wonderful at the moment. I must cut a few sprigs for the house before the really cold weather hits, and pot up a runner or two. I also found a hellebore in flower. Spring is on the way.
This virus going round is awful. Lots of hot drink everyone, stay in and stay warm.