Week 25

I’m vlogging! This week I decided to vlog instead of blogging – resorting perhaps to how older versions of the Calendar Road sounded, but in full technicolour! Apologies for my sometimes shaky camera work. Week 25 of the Calendar Road Tree Project.

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Week 20 – Week 24

A month of fruit trees 31st July-27th August The meadow is changing. July and the long acre is dominated by meadowsweet and angelica. The grasses, taller than me in June are falling back, folding in on themselves and the trees I planted in spring are…

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Week 16- 19 July 3rd – 30th

Walking the long acre yesterday in the rain I noticed that some of the tiny oak trees are really starting to look stronger.  But many have not come on, I have a feeling that the late frosts were far more destructive to the oaks.  The…

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Week 13, 14 & 15

The hazel is a tree that grew in abundance around these parts. It grows in the hedgerow, and some years (when hedgerow is allowed to grow well) hazelnuts can be scattered all along the Calendar Road. In our garden, we have native hazel growing in…

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Week 12

This weeks tree is the mountain ash also known as the rowan. We took cuttings in the spring and hope to have this tree planted in the long acre in the autumn. Pictured is one of two trees we brought from West Sligo and the…

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Planting

In the beginning, there was bog, acres and acres, flat as lake water after rain, brackish after the cutaway. Excerpt from Planting – Sinéad McClure On the 19th of March, I decided to dig a hole in the wildest part of our land. It had…

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Week 5: 17th -23rd of April

I can hardly believe we are on the fifth week of the Calendar Road Tree Project. Thanks to the Tree Council of Ireland we have a glut of trees to plant now and so far this week I have managed to plant 25 birch in…

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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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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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