The old grass looked greener, and the young grass thrust up its tiny blades; the buds of the guelder-rose
and of the currant and the sticky birch-buds were swollen with sap, and an exploring bee was humming about the golden blossoms that studded the willow.
When I had more control I did what I could: sold off the two and a half animals, and the mangy pony, and the superannuated tools; pulled down the outhouses; drained; thinned out I don't know how many guelder-roses
and elder-trees; and inside the house I turned the old kitchen into a hall, and made a kitchen behind where the dairy was.
Planted between 2006-08 in memory of Katherine Courts, who died tragically on March 10, 2006, there are more than 2000 trees and shrubs with species including oak, small-leaved lime, willows and rowan, with hazel, holly and Guelder-rose