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Ophelia - you hussy!

16 October 2017 17:20:16

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Look what you did to my garden, Ophelia - and I thought you were a lady!

I wonder could the wrecked arches become some sort of Art Project? 

And this time two of the missing panels of the greenhouse have vanished without trace!!!!

Think its time for a re-think!

But the main thing is that I am OK, the house is OK and Puss came home LOL


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Dick Dick 16 October 2017 17:40:59

Sorry Hazel to read your journal and see the awful damage done in your garden. So far no structural damage done in my place. I remember when I was working in Ballina, in 1961, I saw a lot of damage  done by Hurricane Debbie. My sister who lives in Castlebar not too far away says that very little damage has been done in her garden. I remember a few years ago there was glass broken in my greenhouse but no sign of same this time. Good that your feline friend has returned.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 16 October 2017 18:48:48

Oh, Lordie, Hazel. That's awful. We've been very lucky in Dublin. I took a lot of pots under cover this morning and secured my furniture. Nothing has blown over, thankfully. But maybe we're not finished with it just yet.

MargieD MargieD 16 October 2017 20:22:54

oh no is that your beautiful hazel archway I thought that was fabulous on your open day.

I suppose days like this make us think about what really is important to us, and as much as i love my garden it can be replanted.

Take care, its blowing a gale again outside here now. hope power dosen't go again!

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 16 October 2017 20:35:05

Sorry to  see the damage Hazel . What a day and it is still howling outside. Power is back and I am so grateful to the engineers who fixed it.

And of course so important your Puss is home.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 16 October 2017 21:13:45

Just have to make this into an opportunity to do something different - after all, that's what gardening is all about isn't it? And yes, Elizabeth, I'm so glad poor Puss has come home.  He always disappears when the weather is rough so he must have a really safe hidey-hole to retreat to!

fraoch fraoch 16 October 2017 21:42:54

Oh that's a shame, Hazel, but as you say human life is the most important thing so take good care of yourself.

LindaB LindaB 17 October 2017 15:13:24

So strange that the glass just disappeared Hazel, glad nothing more severe.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 October 2017 16:24:42

It was a dreadful storm, Hazel and so sorry to see all the damage your garden suffered. Glad that both yourself and your cat are safe. The missing glass maybe blown out of your glasshouse, so be careful when working in the area. It happened to our glasshouse years ago.

PeterW PeterW 17 October 2017 22:45:42

Oh no Hazel, what an awful site to come out this morning. It can be very disheartening but then again a challenge to see what you might so instead but yes the important thing is that you and the house are ok and the garden will recover.

JoanG JoanG 17 October 2017 22:54:22

That damage is such a shame Hazel but, as you say, you and the house and the cat are thankfully safe and unhurt and that's what matters.  You have absolutely the right philosophy, looking on it as an opportunity to do something new.  You have bags of creative gardening talent and whatever you decide to do will be lovely I'm sure.  Take care. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 October 2017 00:11:46

The mystery of the missing panes from the greenhouse has puzzled me for a long time. The last major storm that wrecked it a few years ago also resulted in disappearing panes - the problem is that they are not glass, but polycarbonate and so are very light and when they are liberated from the frame they can literally fly! I never found the missing panes last time and so have no expectation that I will find them this time either! 

Thanks for all the sympathy - all set to get going on clearing things up tomorrow.

Jackie Jackie 18 October 2017 08:38:28

Oh no Hazel!! I can only imagine those panes have landed in someone's garden or field!! Did you ever think of 'mastiking' them in?  When Jimmy put up my greenhouse. He used this mastik type sealant on each pane of glass to make sure they didn't go anywhere. As where mine is sited is quite exposed. It has worked so far. A bit expensive but so worth it in the end. Especially if you have to replace those panes now. Just a thought as I know your site is quite exposed too. What a pity about those lovely arches. But I look forward to seeing what you come up with ;) 


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