When we moved into our previous home, one of our first priorities was to remove a row of seven young Eucalyptus trees spaced about every five feet along the border of our not particularly over-sized garden. We’d had Eucalyptus trees before, both in the UK and in South Africa, so we knew what to expect with the fullness of time. Their life cycle seems to consist of shedding firstly fluffy, flax like blooms, then sharp seeds we were forever digging out of the dogs’ paws, and ultimately leathery uncompostable leaves, not to mention leaching the moisture and goodness out of the lawn. They made an attractive feature in the sitting room though.
When we had spare wall space to fill, and couldn’t seem to find the right pictures or paintings, we decided as a temporary measure to crop some of our photos and have the close-ups printed onto canvas. They’re still there, eight years later!
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