In January 2012, several members of Lola Silcock's extended family were in Cambridge, and they decided they wanted to plant a memorial grove for her.
January isn't the best time to plant trees, so we selected the wettest spot we could find and planted the chosen kowhai trees. Kowhai don't like wet feet, and some died and had to be replaced in drier locations, and we had to put in a drain. The drain was necessary anyway; the kowhais' needs just brought the project forward. Rain on planting day was actually helpful, as even the wet spot we chose wasn't very wet.
Later, we had a stone set up there, with a rather nice plaque on it.
Faith Young, one of Lola's grand-daughters, took the photos that make up this presentation.
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