We'd like to introduce you to Richard a.k.a. the tree man. Yesterday he popped round to take down our Christmas tree and take it off for recycling, so Eleanor and Lucy T took the opportunity to interview him about trees and stuff...
What he does: He looks after all the plants in Fruit Towers, brought us our Christmas tree and is now taking it away for recycling (he even hoovered up the needles). If you check with your local council, they'll almost certainly be running a collection scheme to get the trees mulched up and used for compost.
How long has he been coming to innocent: Every 2 weeks for the last 3 years.
Company: His company is called Urban Planters and they look after plants in offices, hotels and restaurants.
Favourite plant: The Ficus tree (fig tree), of which we have a number around Fruit Towers.
Top tips for house plants: Don't overwater them, check
to see if the soil is still moist and if it is then there's no need
to add more water. The best way to keep the leaves of house plants
shiny and pest free is to spray them with a solution of washing up
liquid (he recommmends Ecover) and water and then give
them a loving wipe.
Favourite innocent drink: Blackcurrant juicy water.