Yesterday some brief but hurricanelike winds had blown over the Gordons' ficus, which was in a big pot.
The cheeky plant had decided it resented being a pot plant any longer, and just pushed its tap root straight through the bottom of its barrel, down through a hole in the drain cover, and down the drain!
Ray investigated where the roots had gone.
But they had managed to find a way back to the earth again, and didn't carry on down the pipe.
The ficus will get its way and have to be put in the garden, a proper tree, pot plant no longer.
It could have just asked, honestly.