Very sad but I'm steeling myself - the men came round toady to discuss the felling of my two-varieties cherry.
It's far too big now for a garden (must be approaching 20'), the suckers are everywhere and anyway the woodies now eat the fruit while they are green never mind after they're ripe !!!
Also, the men are going to halve the size of the silver birch (same size as the cherry, and adjacent to it).
I have a bird cherry (brought by Mother Nature) which is just a nuisance, over in the wildlife corner so I took the guys over to have a look at also removing that. We dodged the sabre-toothed tigers and the elk, fought our way through the undergrowth and one of them said, "Do you want the hazel removing too?". .......
"What hazel?", sez I.
He pointed to something which I had thought to be an adjunct to the cherry but on close inspection it certainly looks different.
I'll have to give some thought to that
. Might be worth keeping
You win some, you lose some