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TLC for an Old Friend

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The heavy gales and rainfall have taken their toll around the garden – nothing to drastic as yet but ….. looking through the conservatory window we could see that our long term friend the fir tree was in trouble and was at high risk of being uprooted.


As you can see the tree sports coloured lanterns and fairy lights a blackbird spends a lot of his time in the tree keeping an eye on the sultana dish and it is a favourite in the garden

The tree has history – it was bought many years ago in a small pot – decorated with tiny bells and red bows and

covered in powdered snow and each year or so it was
potted on – until finally it was given a spot in the garden.

We rushed out and bought the two posts last Saturday and with a neighbours help managed to get them in situ and it seems to have done the trick

The above pic was taken this summer gone

It wears its baubles well !

Jane

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Good luck tree, hand on in there!

8 Dec, 2015

 

TLC for an Old Friend

thought for one minute you were refering to me, but then we don't know each other particularly well. do we?

sorry for the humour

8 Dec, 2015

 

i used to have a semi-resident blackbird, that is untill the neighbours cat got it. he to had a weakness for sultanas, which led i suspect to his undoing as i used to chuck them in the garden. best of luck with the tree, but have heard that conifers dislike root disturbance

8 Dec, 2015

 

It looks like a Pinus...a particular favourite species of mine. Its beautiful. I hope your rescue works!

8 Dec, 2015

 

Thankyou all for your comments - the tree is special and it seems to be ok - our garden is so wet at the moment and we have now got a leak in the pool so a new liner has been bought and we are in the middle of replacing that - it will be lovely to see the spring bulbs again although the Hellebores continue to flower - Jane

10 Dec, 2015

 

Very soggy here too Jane. Hope we dont get too much more now. We need some dry days.

10 Dec, 2015

 

So pleased you managed to support it Jane it is a beauty! Very like an umbrella pine, which do get top heavy. Very pretty baubles to cheer it up too....:))

10 Dec, 2015

 

I hope your tree is all right Jane. The weather's been so rough lately, but I'm glad to see you're looking after your old friend :o)

Sorry I'm late seeing your blog ...

13 Dec, 2015

 

Lovely pine ... glad to hear that the situation is under control.

13 Dec, 2015

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