I have recently written about adding a new Cercis to my garden: canadensis Eternal Flame. As one moves in, sadly another has had to move on.
Such pretence is always doomed to failure. Everytime I had to bend a little to walk by it I knew I had to deal with it.
Meanwhile, the siliquastrum Lavender Twist, which had wrongly been presumed dead, has flourished.
and then, without warning, the mood was upon me. I often say the garden tells me what to do and the garden shouted very loudly "sort that bloody tree out!"
I thought it was leaning and would not make itself stop leaning and that I should stop putting off the inevitable.
I stood back again and immediately knew that I had made the right decision, righting the wrong decision of where I had planted this tree. I spent a moment to apologise to the tree as it was my error and not the trees, but it was going to fall and die at some point anyway. The tree had given ten years of happiness which is no bad thing.
Gardening is very much a learning process for me. This garden has been the first time I have planned a garden from a blank canvas, it is also the longest time I have lived in the same place. The garden is growing and I have learned a lot. Mistakes are made but that is part of the process. I do not remove trees willy-nilly as I value what they give to the garden so it should have been a tough call. But it wasn't: it had too much of a lean for it to remain and was far too close to the Medlar Tree. Only an idiot would have planted it there....... oh ......