Tag Archives: Dutch elm disease

24 July 2016

Our big oak is magnificent. We’ve always known that, but now we know it more. The elms – then more recently Dutch-elm-disease-ravaged skeletons – that hemmed it in have been removed. We’re slowly learning to cope with our wide open spaces, … Continue reading

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27 December 2014

Today we awoke to our first proper frost of the year. Up until now, hanging the washing out in the morning has been a chance to feel my back warmed by a wonderfully tepid late-season sun. Not today. My fingers … Continue reading

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26 June 2013

     I’m standing by, bewildered, as Dutch Elm Disease picks off my elms one by one. And I’m wondering why what, in – say – England, would be a major national disaster, a loudly bemoaned and bewailed wholesale destruction of … Continue reading

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