PHEW what a day yesterday, not one I really want to remember! it started off with a long day for me working from 7.30am to 6.30pm, the weather was absolutely awful, really odd for this time of year, I have never seen so much rain and the gale force winds, they were incredible! Whilst I was at work, I noticed the wind was picking up even more as I watched chairs and other lightish items being flung all over the place, then I had to take my charges 2 little girls, out in the afternoon, which was quite a frightening experience driving through the lanes with trees bowing ready to break, and lots of debris already on the road……
My 2nd overflow greenhouse after having just put it up and before securing it.
BUT it was when I got home and realised my worst fears had been realised that my 2nd little greenhouse I had put up was in bits! I was worried all day about my seeds which I had pricked out and put in my second small greenhouse only the evening before and wondered if it was still standing, despite securing it as much as possible, but no, there they were 10 trays of newly pricked out babies were strewn all over the place, with the greenhouse in bits all over the garden and field, I was so so sad, I felt as if they were crying saying ‘mummy please help us’, so I picked up as much earth and little plants as I could from the ground, took them indoors, put the staging in the lounge and sorted all of it out. I have replanted 9 trays of seedlings, obviously I have lost a few, but not as many as I thought, took me ages!
This is what greeted me when I got home, my poor poor babies!
I have just been outside to let the chickens out, it’s a lot quieter out there now still windy but not bad, sunny and cloudy, it’s certainly left it’s scars in it’s wake, I noticed that a lot of ridge tiles have come off from the barn roof as well, hmmm wonder if I’m covered by insurance!!
This is part of the front garden, so sad to see!
I do know that I am not the only one this has happened to a few of my friends have had exactly the same, and I know that this might sound trivial compared to whats happening in the world etc., but this is my own personal experience which I wanted to air, but life goes on and I’m looking forward to doing some more gardening this morning!!
I have never ever seen this bit flooded – oh well at least I won’t have to water for a while!
And on a cheery note……… here’s a lovely piccy of one of my sunflowers, always happy always smiling, it’s saying HAPPY GARDENING EVERYONE!!
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