I had gone down to the bottom of our garden (sorry, our jungle) and was on my hands and knees, trying to remove the mystery plant (see link) from our sadly overgrown patio.
It turned out to have exceptionally long tap roots which I didn’t want to break, so I hardly noticed when Anita walked up to me.
” What’s wrong with this picture, Jaye?”
I looked up to see what she was on about. She was staring at the trees behind me. I followed her gaze and once my brain engaged, I couldn’t make out what was missing. What wasn’t I seeing?
Normally, there is a thick, almost impenetrable stand of trees at the end of our garden, but now, there was a rather large gap.
I could see straight through to the houses behind.
“I think someone has stolen a tree…”
“Don’t be daft. Who would steal it… and how?”
“God knows, but it’s not there, is it. So where in the blue blazes has it gone?”
I managed to persuade my knees to stand up and we made our way past the other trees, coming up to the gap from the other side.
From this angle we could see that the tree wasn’t missing. It had simply become weary of standing upright and had slid sideways, lying almost horizontal.
The base of the tree had rotted, and the recent strong winds had done the rest.
Now, I still do most of my gardening stunts, but this tree was at least ten feet tall, so I didn’t fancy my chances.
So I reported it to the landlord and passed the problem on to them…
Here’s hoping everyone has a super dooper weekend!