Annoying – but boys will be boys
He is particularly proud of the healthy citrus trees which take pride of place at the side of the house, and was very disappointed a few days ago to find his favourite mandarin tree almost completely stripped of fruit.
“I was away for the day and when I came home there was a trail of peel on the road in front of my property,” he says. “The mandarin tree had been almost completely stripped. It’s quite annoying, but I suppose boys will be boys.” Mr Rogers bought the Colombo Road property 11 years ago when it was an overgrown horse paddock.
Now colourful gardens and native trees are flourishing.
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