Now, I should like to conduct a short questionnaire, if you would be so kind as to give me your opinions.
1. When you give their origin a few minutes of careful thought, which of these is the most gross?
If you would care to explain your reasoning, I should be most appreciative.
2. Today, it has been mostly rainy. Still, it’s good for the garden, innit?
3. We’re considering cutting down the yew tree and re-erecting the summerhouse in its place – or rather, right next to it. The reasons for cutting down the tree are that it would keep light from the summerhouse, the pollen is very dusty, birds eat the berries and there are really messy droppings in the area and that yew is extremely poisonous and I’d worry that needles might be accidentally ingested in our picnic.
Is this cruelty to trees and does it matter?