Hero is very good at both sweeping and raking because she is both methodical and patient. I am not very good at either as I am random and impatient; slapdash I think my mother would call it. Some personality flaws can never be remedied so I have come to terms with the fact that I never be a champion sweeper however hard I try. I do have other skills though. Obviously there is the cartwheeling and I have now finally mastered the dance moves to YMCA.
This is Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’, a cultivar of the Fuji Cherry. It is slow-growing, even at maturity it will only reach between 1.5 – 2.0m and can even be grown as a patio plant; it is a popular bonsai specimen in its native Japan. It produces a mass of white/palest of pale pink blossoms opening from burgundy buds in early spring. Later we are treated to an autumn display, a second treat of red and orange foliage before they fall for the winter. So really there is no excuse for not growing one.