This blog records my wanderings, achievements and disasters since retiring in 2011.
Whilst visiting my son and Dil a couple of weeks ago in Leeds I paid a visit to Tatton Park near Manchester. It is here that the family had a tree planted in Mum's memory.
The tree is looking very lush and such a great thing for the memory of your mother.
When my mum passed, she was a journalist and writer and wanted to be remembered for her books. The organisation that took all her books put a small memorial plaque on the side of the bookcase. But a tree is alive, growing and gives pleasure to everyone in the garden. Is there a marker with your mum's name?
The land is owned by the National Trust and it doesn't allow plaques or markers on trees. However, a dedication to mum as well as the GPS position of the tree is in a book held in the main office at Tatton Park. Future generations will always be able to find the tree.
You made a good choice in type of tree. It's looking very healthy.
The tree is doing very well, and I'm glad to know you got to see it looking so good.
It must have been a relief to finally get to see it again and see it doing so well. I'm glad there is a marker system for future generations.
It looks in good shape.
Your mum’s tree has done well. I’m sure the deer would like a nibble if they could get close.
A beautiful idea, I've told my family to do the same for me once I"m gone.
What a lovely thing to do and it is great to see it is growing strong.
That is a lovely idea and so nice to see it growing so well.I enjoyed your photographs.All the best Jan
Wow the tree has grown a lot !!
Oh the tree did beautifully even without you there (which is the wonderful thing about nature). That's a beautiful park and a perfect idea for a memorial.
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