Wis­dom in wine boxes

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Elly Gross­man of Can­non Rocks writes

Lud­wig, you are bril­liant! I’ve al­ways lined my plant­ing holes with a layer of news­pa­per but the winds in the Eastern Cape play havoc with the care­fully ar­ranged sheets. As chance would have it, I bought the March is­sue of Home in the midst of a trans­plant­ing frenzy, and your ad­vice was spot on (see page 107). The only suit­able card­board box avail­able was an empty wine box, which I used to fol­low your sug­ges­tion. Stand­ing back to ad­mire the trans­planted shrub, I mulled over the for­tu­itous­ness of wine bot­tles be­ing packed in ideal-sized boxes. If friends raise eye­brows when told that wine-drink­ing is es­sen­tial for suc­cess­ful trans­plant­ing, I can re­ply: “Lud­wig says so!” Who is go­ing to con­tra­dict Lud­wig? Hic!

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