Mother, partner, friend, sewer, crocheter, photographer, printer, gardener, laundry technician, cleaner, cook, driver … and now tree surgeon! That’s me.
So that is what I have done…
Fingers crossed it works because this little mandarin tree has been in my care for some time, and is so special to me that it made the move with us to our current home. At one point it was essentially a lanky stick with only four leaves on it. Just last weekend I was standing in the garden, hand on hips leaning back with admiration, and I commented to my partner Dave how wonderful it had grown, observing its’ gorgeous standard shape and all the white budding blossoms. “Perhaps we’ll even get mandarins this year” I commented. Just three days later and Mr. 3 snaps it trying to feed his toy horse! Oh my. I’d jinxed it good.
It is leaning over a bit now… but maybe, just maybe, sticky tape can fix it! Time will tell.