After the last few days of partying, I felt the tug to get on with some gardening. There was in any case the pressing issue of my fir tree, which had outgrown its pot and was starting to look like it might die if it wasn’t put in the ground soon.
So, I dug the hole and proceeded to pull the tree out of its pot. Mmmm… I pulled and I pulled and I kept pulling. I tried standing on the edge of the pot. I laid it on its side to give myself leverage from a different angle.
Then one final push and at last it was out!
And now it is standing proud in the garden.
I’ve kept the ivy that was also in the pot with the fir tree as I think the whole has had enough upheaval for one day – I will see about giving the ivy a new home another day.
And the next question is: what am I going to put in the pot?
© Helen Butt, May 2014