Monday, September 23, 2013

The dying gum tree

Aghast!  That's what I was when I drove home from church a couple of weeks ago and saw our royal gum tree had been knocked over by strong winds.  One of its support ties had ripped under pressure.  Though we propped it back up and didn't see any initial damage, we now realise that it had suffered a massive snap at the base.  It's leaves have been slowly drying out and turning brown.  It's gone.  Two years' growth gone.  Sigh.  We'll have to start again.  But it won't be the same because it won't be planted on the royal wedding day and it won't have bloomed at the birth of Prince George.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Oh, that is sad. Maybe you should wait for some other auspicious occasion for planting day for the next one. But that is a shame.