We’re lucky enough to be the custodians of an almost 200 year old house. There’s always something to do and a few weeks ago it was tackling ivy.
I went at it with gusto, filling several dumpy bags and making numerous trips to the tip. ‘Yep, me again’.
Whilst hacking for Britain, I noticed there was an abundance of the wandering weed in my apple tree. But at the time I had no idea just how much; it alone resembled a completely whole green tree.
What I hadn’t seen (and any gardener worth their salt would have done) was that the invasive ivy had covered half the apple tree.
Fast forward two weeks. The remaining ivy has died and taken most of the apple branches with it.
You can see a picture of it here on my little-used Instagram account.
Negative people can be like ivy – sneaking in to your life, infecting you, covering you, blending in, taking away the air and light; by the time you’ve spotted it…
A friend of mine wrote a great piece on LinkedIn about when the right time is to fire.
I’d take it further.
Cull your friends (and even family?).
Culling people out of your life may feel dramatic; but like my poor apple tree, if you don’t, they may just get you.
We always love your comments.
Should you cull negative people out of your life?
If so, how do you do it?
Can you change negative people?
Am I being too simplistic?
What if it’s a close family member who’s the negative one?
And, gardeners, how do you save an apple tree?
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