Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Thank You Carnival Committee





(The Woodland Trust donated literally thousands of these saplings to ensure that scores of Golden Jubilee woodlands would be planted up all over the UK)

The Flower Show Committee, of which I am Chair, supported the re-emergence of the Carnival wholeheartedly and made a donation towards their expenses last year. Subsequently they have supported The Flower Show’s wish to plant some British saplings in the “bald spots” of the Churchyard by presenting us with some of their own saplings
It’s good natured mutual support.
That’s what community should be all about in my book.
You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.

The oak saplings are tiny and delicate so I have just planted them in my own allotment in order for them to become a little more robust.
Only when they can fend for themselves so to speak, will I transfer them to their final resting place in the old graveyard.

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea....English Oaks, a lifetime of beauty and strength.
    Majestic to a fault.

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  2. How lovely John,
    We need them even more now that we are losing our Ash trees and others. XXXX

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  3. As long as the geese don't eat them lol.

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  4. Lovely idea to plant the oak trees in the churchyard.

    At least you have mobile signal when your phone & internet are down. The first two weeks we lived in this deep dark wood we had no communication with the outside world at all.

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  5. I think it's a great idea too.John, May all your little saplings grow into mighty oaks.

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  6. Happy you have been returned to the "World of Blobs", oh that should be Blog, should it? Great idea on the saplings Mr. Chairman

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  7. Welll they always say that mighty oaks from little acorns grow - so hope these do well. If all the ash trees disappear then we shall need our native oak trees more than ever. I must say that the community spirit in your village always sounds marvellous to me John.

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  8. Royal Estates. Just add water and wait for 200 years. Nice.

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  9. I wondered where you had gone.

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  10. A new beginning in a dead spot.

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  11. What a wonderful thing (to do)

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  12. We've had no phone or internet for 24 hours too. Scary how dependent we are. Enjoy those trees!

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  13. Future generations will be thanking you planting these trees John! Good job!

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  14. Wonderful news about the trees, John.
    Good to hear from you when I have time to reply, too.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday! ♥

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  15. And do find a nice small frame for the label. Historical document!

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  16. Robust and the final resting place in the graveyard is an interesting juxtaposition. It makes sense in context, it just sounds odd.

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  17. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

    Greek proverb quotes

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