Weed trees and tenacity

This scrawny little tree was planted nearly 14 years ago at the centre of the First Garden. A simple circle with a path around it and a few roses around that. A little further out: a shelter belt of native trees and shrubs. Then, the house was built and the washing line needed paving bricks Рmoney was tight Рso the First Garden was robbed. Then forgotten about.

On some date unknown the birds added seeds that became weed trees. Three of them. Which made a delightfully shady glen until I realised the Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia) was still alive. (Yes, I am aware that gardeners in more clement climes would screech that my ulmus is a weed.)

The First Garden begins again.

PlainAir - weed tree stump with the tenacious little tree to the right

Weed tree stump with the tenacious little tree to the right

 

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