Monday 5th July 2021, 9.35am (day 3,602)
The plum tree is bearing a heavy load this year, and needed help. Banyan trees have worked out how to do this kind of thing for themselves, but not yet this species. The working week started with a trip to the builders’ merchants in order to acquire some long, stout bits of wood to prop up the most creaking branches.
[…] the propping up (an action which probably saved most of the remainder), half our plum tree has given up the ghost; […]