Next doors cherry tree has been mentioned several time since we moved. My family do not understand why it is such a problem; it only blocks the sun for the first hour or two of the day and then it flowers. Surely that is a good thing.
Well I give you exhibit 1:
Not convinced yet?
Do you get the picture? Not my lovely tidy, spotless rockery.
It is much worse than previous year, normally I manage to wait until the blossom is all down and then go around and clean up. This year I was a bit worried about the amount of rain and problems with the fungus returning.
So what do you do? Get the vacuum cleaner out of course. I am not sure who was more surprised my OH or the little girl next door who asked why I was vacuuming the plants.
It's not perfect but at least the worst is out of the centre of the main plants.
Thankfully it's now almost over, a couple more days and all the blossom will be off the tree and I can do a final clean up. At that point I remove as much as possible off the gravel and hope the rest degrades quickly.
Next year I will have to net the area for a couple of weeks.
I am not looking forward to cleaning this one up!
In the mean time I am hoping the people here will be more understanding of why I dislike (insert much stronger words) this tree.