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Jacinta D's Journal

Jacinta D's Journal

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Phew!

17 October 2017 18:48:27

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Well, how lucky were we here in Dublin during Ophelia's visit! I really feel for anyone who had structural damage. The worst that happened for me was that a very large planter with Eleagnus was tipped over, and luckily my untidiness in recent times meant that there was a rubbish bag right beside it and cushioned its fall.The wind was obviously blowing in the right direction. Planter intact thankfully, as it was expensive enough.

At one stage during the night I heard one of my watering cans blowing about. Nowhere to be seen today. 

But my famous Nicotiana survived those ferocious winds. It helped that there are cut-outs in the brickwork, ensuring that the winds were very much lessened. This little Nicotiana definitely deserves to be in the Guinness Book of Records, having been in flower constantly for over two years now.


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PCON PCON 17 October 2017 19:31:53

No damage here Deo Gratias, except for two plumes of the Pampas Grass keeled over. Greenhouse survived intact.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 October 2017 20:11:40

We got off lightly, Peter.


fraoch fraoch 17 October 2017 21:38:47

Glad you both escaped the worst.


PeterW PeterW 17 October 2017 22:16:24

I had one Echium knocked over and my acacia had to be re-staked but other than that all good.


JoanG JoanG 17 October 2017 22:56:49

We got off lightly too, hope all our garden.ie friends are ok. 


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 October 2017 00:13:39

Wasn't today a lovely day - the calm after the storm!


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 October 2017 08:02:47

Glad to hear that you escaped without any damage, Jacinta. I have never seen anything like the winds that were blowing on Monday and it was all day long, never stopped.


Jackie Jackie 18 October 2017 08:42:44

We were so lucky here alright. For us the wind was blowing down through the side of the house and across the garden. Luckily as the tall White Birches at the back wall were almost bent in two a few times and had they to fall it would be into the green behind us! Although the wind did shift after 6pm but luckily no damage. We had everything put away in the greenhouse and shed. Never seen the garden look so empty!  My Echium is probably gone though as it's tilting badly. But otherwise all good. 


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