Category Archives: Hedgerows

Behold

Behold the feathered choristers Whose throats are full of song Ascertaining Nature now conducts Them all along Melodic and rhapsodic Peaceful and serene Joyous thus inducing ballads that have been In our minds and in our hearts Forever and a … Continue reading

Elderflowers

creamy white crinoline Lace of desire Out in the hedgerows Sent to Inspire Loves growing near water Holds such dignity Ruled by the moon And grows vigorously It makes a good hedge With the Hawthorn as they Both enjoy Cherry … Continue reading

Galium Adarine the plant of many names

A deftness and adroitness With resourceful ingenuity From Saxon times to now we see Goose grass growing frantically A weed tis said of hedgerows where Much has been said but few will share It’s cunning stance it’s mastery And it’s … Continue reading

Blue bells

Lovers of light With a presence so true Like a beautiful swarm Like a great sea of blue Born out of ancientness The forest floor Lights up with colour More so than before Lovers of lime rich soils Flowering April … Continue reading

Woodland

Ashridge draws its splendour From the woodland Where the mammals play And foresters complain The damage sometimes done to trees By deer and also squirrels Every day their plea’s There is a healthy balance We must take a broader view … Continue reading

Heyghoge

I be the hedgerow rover A spiny fellow who Frequents the thorny Hazels and the berried holly too I am pretty slow at running Dreaming is my thing Nocturnally I get about To the countryside I bring A ball of … Continue reading

Rubus Fruticosus

Oft in the woods Your clutches trip Cut into shin The violent whip A searing tear A painful treat Your brambled heart Hardly discreet Blackberrying Such a pursuit Antiquity Did follow suit Its rambling thorns Did once exclaim And Tusser … Continue reading

The Hazel

In early Spring we see the flowers Still leafless Tufts and catkins they Female and male The leaves serrated And heavily veined clear green To grey And yellow Hanging on for dear life Through late Autumn they The stems are … Continue reading

Wild Roses

The delicate pink hues That clamber skywards Over thorny stems Fragrant are their blossoms An adornement to the Autumn gems That throw their colour And aromatic scent into the Warming air The sweet briar loves heart fire Eglantine be mine … Continue reading

Hawthorns under the poets eyes

Hedgerows up and down the country Flourish in a twinkling they Undoubtedly offer indigenous growth Every single day Country roads have an abundance Of wild plants many who Live around the Hawthorn and share the hedge lined stew They can … Continue reading