And finally… green fingers



A woman who married a tree has marked their first wedding anniversary, The Mirror reports.

Kate Cunningham, 38, who took the surname “Elder” upon marrying an elder tree said they have no plans to divorce.

She said: “Trees will always come first. They do keep us alive.”

Mrs Elder added: “I think getting married was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Me and my friends went over to the tree and said hello for a small celebration, a couple of days ago.

“It was a little gathering with two friends where we raised a toast and had a glass of elderflower champagne. Not once have I thought that I shouldn’t have done it. It’s something that I feel like happened at the right time.

“Despite causing a little bit of embarrassment for my 15-year-old, he sees the bigger picture now and understands what it’s for. It’s something which has made me feel a bit more confident about myself. I don’t care about what anyone else says.”

The gift for a first wedding anniversary is, traditionally, paper.