There were pros and cons. Pros; more light and space. Cons; firstly, I don't like felling trees on principle and secondly, this tree was a Christmas tree we had bought when we were first married. It was in a pot with a little rootball so I planted it on a whim, never thinking it would take - and it grew! And grew and grew!
But it really had to go- a friend of ours who manages woodland also advised us to chop it - so last week DH and his friend fired up their chainsaws and - "Timber!"
DH laid a little patio for my shabby chic bench in the reclaimed space and said he would leave the stump as a table - just big enough to hold a wine glass and a lantern.
I saw him crouching by the stump and discovered he was carving a heart on it for me! All together now aaaaaah/bleugh (whatever your take is on soppy gestures.)
So now in that corner of our garden we have sunshine, space and a lasting tribute to our relationship - and hopefully no more dropped pine-needles piercing our bare feet!
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