Week 4: 10th-16th April

Thanks to the Tree Council of Ireland’s marvellous donation we received 150 (?) I think I haven’t counted them all, trees this Wednesday. Such a wonderful gift, and we really appreciate it. Today I managed to plant 6 oaks – These are all bare root…

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The Tree Project gets a boost!

To spill passed angelica and bird’s-foot trefoil, down to the meadowsweet of the long acre. Extract from Scarecrows written by Sinéad McClure Below, Deacon and I are enjoying the late Autumn in what we call The Long Acre. This is the strip of land where…

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Week 3: 3rd – 9th April

This week’s tree is a Magnolia (Okay not exactly native, but I made an exception here) When we first moved to the Calendar Road all I wanted was a magnolia tree/shrub. It took a while to find one and it grew much slower than other…

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Walk to write – The process

Recently I have been taking a workshop from The Well Review called Walk to Write. It comprises weekly exercises and a 5km walk. There’s a lot of thought gone into this, and it also makes me as the walker/writer think more closely about the process…

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Hedgerow

The hedgerows are getting busy as nesting birds begin to build, but is everyone aware of their presence.

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Week 1: 19th – 26th of March, 2021

What will the solemn Hemlock-What will the Oak tree say? Emily Dickinson The first tree planted as part of the Calendar Road Project is the Common Oak. It has been planted to acknowledge the love of all our family, including those who have left us,…

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For the love of trees

March is an arch that opens into spring and echoes like a male snipe awaiting his partner. From Walking the Calendar Roadway by Sinéad McClure In the run-up to Christmas 2019 and some months prior to the first pandemic related lockdown in Ireland, trees began…

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