Stand Up For Trees

At the bottom of our garden is a field we run as a Trust. In the field, we’ve planted numerous trees over the years. In the last ten years, we’ve grown quite a few from seed (about two dozen): alders, oaks, scots pine and birches. Some we’ve had donated from friends (apples trees grown from…

Bonnie’s Crew #5 – October 2019

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Welcome to the October issue of Bonnie’s Crew. In this issue we have a fortune cookie that encourages free will, a rowan tree, a guitar, poems by medical professionals and therapists, a long poem about a ska band, and much more besides. Trigger Warning/Content Note for: hospitals, death, bereavement, baby…

Yew

In search of yew in Borrowdale that shared the sun with Judas, I walk a rutted path, aware of twinges, snares, rocks, carrying your paints and easel along with this bowl of words, no longer fit for consumption, mold festering in knots from sour touching fruit within. And if these words were berries, gardeners would…

Little Rowan

  Little Rowan Should I worry, little rowan, of the dark the solstice brings? Is my gratitude a weight and do you fret, you faerie tree? Born of lightning, a cracked erratic shocked to life, you stand with flights of leaves emerging from the eagle’s gift of feathers, shooting wings of green from a cold…

If yew go down to the woods today …

you might be one of many who are celebrating the centenary of the Forestry Commission, created after the First World War and which leads world-class research while actively managing over 250,000 hectares of forests for people and nature. These guys have called out for a writer in residence to help them promote this milestone in…