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kitty's Journal

kitty's Journal

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my new birch tree

26 December 2011 18:02:34
betula utilis jacquemontii

betula utilis jacquemontii

well i got my tree after my dear hubby played a trick on me, he came home from his mum and dads and presented me with a flower pot with a twig in it and said here is your birch, i stood there looking at it for a few mins not knowing what to say. he said it will grow he was acting so serious, kept a brave face although i felt like crying. myself and the kids went to my mum and dads he said he would follow. was so disappointed but tried not to show it, didnt say too much to him while at moms, when i came home he had the pot and the twig left on the table again and a perfume set, i got up and went down to get hot water bottles, when i walked into the bedroom there was my real birch, i let off a screech and could hear my hubby in colvunsions in the kitchen, was so happy to see my tree that i waited for ages for.

i also got some money as a gift so i am keeping this for the front garden makeover, hoping to add a red barked birch and maybe a witch hazel or 2. so excited to get working on the garden


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TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 26 December 2011 18:04:23

Happy day after all! Your Birch looks very happy there!


Rachel Rachel 26 December 2011 18:06:38

Oh dear. He got you good, Michelle :D I'm glad it was a story with a happing ending.


kitty kitty 26 December 2011 18:10:59

so do i rachel, he could have been in real trouble especially as i had told him what i wanted 2 months ago. hazel it will tie in well with my garden makeover


J.D. J.D. 26 December 2011 18:47:26

Ha ha nice one, Hubby. You did good. That's brill, Michelle. Now I hope you look after that twig in the pot really well. Hee hee


kitty kitty 26 December 2011 23:13:43

im going to see will it take just for the laugh, be one to tell the grandkids. even if it does take i could be pushing up the daiseys by the time it is a decent tree


fran m fran m 27 December 2011 19:09:35

Sounds like something I would do, good one.


Scrubber Scrubber 27 December 2011 19:13:34

Oh Lord Michelle, How could he keep it up for so long. Id have to give in as soon as i saw your face. And how very very brave you were not to lose face! The rogue! But he made up for it---almost! And its lovely to have some money for garden stuff-I was lucky enough to get a Glanbia Token as well so cant wait to visit. Fern leafed Beech is also a very nice tree. Good luck with the twig!


kitty kitty 29 December 2011 00:04:54

thanik you peter will defintely check it out


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