When as a family we first came to Bridge of Allan, almost twenty years ago now, I planted a Mulberry Tree in our front garden. I have always been fond of Mulberry trees but neither for their blossom nor fruit. What I like about Mulberry trees is that they become better with time. They remain relatively small trees however old they become, and visually at least, their crown never overwhelms them, and once they get really old the trunk becomes more interesting than the crown.
I like to think that Mulberry trees retain childhood in them: ‘here we go round the Mulberry . . .’