My not so old plum tree was full of mummified plums this year - not nice- so I knew it was time for drastic measures. Apparently there are no domestic chemicals that will cure what is known as brown rot so it was time for good old fashioned garden hygiene.
It seemed sacrilege to hack away at the old tree and get rid of all it's contorted character, but it had to be done.
Because it stood just outside the studio window I've drawn it many times, mostly in the winter.
|Mary Kemp. Plum tree in winter.|
Pen on cartridge paper.
You can see it's very twisty.
|Not much left.|