So far so good after last night’s wild weather. I could hear it howling in the night and tried not to worry. Gone are the days of lying there listening for the sound of a greenhouse falling over, but I still fret for the plants.
But in the face of the imminently impending Storm Part II, I raced out there in a light drizzle with thunder rolling overhead to check for damage. The tomatoes have been pushed over just a little, but nothing that can’t be easily righted. Everything else was a little windswept, but it is best to wait until after the storm to make any repairs to avoid extra damage.
I picked the asparagus I didn’t get to yesterday, the strawberries that would be too soggy to be nice after a day of rain and the first dahlias and lily and some gaura to make the flowers look pretty in a vase.
I also noticed some garlic had fallen over so I dug it up and found some ok sized cloves, but the outer layers have perished which won’t help with long term storage. I will need to bite the bullet and pull the rest out in the next dry spell…. argh… rust.
Hopefully, the wild weather won’t be too bad, the wind is supposed to gust up to 100km/h, but it is coming from the North East and that is my most protected side of the garden. The rain is supposed to come down in buckets, which will be good for the water tank, but hopefully not too heavy to flood or do harm in the garden.
Come again soon – optimistically I hope this will be springs final hurrah and not summer’s ‘warm’ welcome.
Sarah the Gardener : o)