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Oh dear oh dear oh dear!

18 October 2017 21:59:05

Did you see that nursery on the news where all the lovely trees were smashed by Ophelia. My heart went out to them as they were devastated. It made my own situation a lot less important. The scrub got an unmerciful battering. Atree on the main lawn that blew down a few years ago and that I propped up and later removed the prop, stayed upright. But down in the scrub there was a lot of damage three trees smashed, big branches down and one of them was the support for a wonderful thirty year old rose alberic barbier whose stem is wrist thick so I dont know what todo withthat. But having cleared up all the debris on the lawns six tarpaulins!and indulged in a little rock therapy-three stones moved about five inches each-I relaxed. When i take out the trees and branches or rather get them taken out- there will be opportunities for planting! And luckily one tree came down but missed the new terraces that I did recently. So that tree nursery story got my priorities right.

Not able to put up pictures till I get my laptop back.Ill leave it to your imaginations and hope nobody else had severe damage.


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Dick Dick 19 October 2017 12:23:49

Sorry to read about the damage done in your garden Peter. Living only 20 miles away, there was little or no damage done in my garden. The greenhouse came our without a hitch even though one pane had been affected a few years ago and stuck with Ducktape. Like you I felt pitiful for the people in Co Tipperary  with such trees lost with the storm and they cannot be replaced over night.


PeterW PeterW 19 October 2017 16:46:23

Sorry to hear of the damage Peter, it was a dreadful storm and glad yours is minimal and hopefully easily tidied up and as you say oppurtunities for new planting. No damage here but lots of trees down around the surrounding areas. Such a pity about the nursery when it is their bread and butter.


Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 19 October 2017 21:26:02

Yes it was grim and hope Brian is not too bad. Also hope you escape the floods which are a major worry down in Cork.


fraoch fraoch 20 October 2017 13:26:40

Sorry to hear about that, Peter , but glad it wasn't worse.


MargieD MargieD 20 October 2017 17:53:37

Sorry to read that you had damage done by Ophelia, Peter.  Hopefully the worst of if is now behind you and its great that you are already planning what to fill the voids with.  That rose sounds beautiful and with a strong stem that thick, it might survive the bashing it got. It might even do better than ever next year.

Keep safe during Storm Brian.

 


Scrubber Scrubber 20 October 2017 21:26:03

Thanks margie I may leave the stump of the tree. Id hate to lose it. Got it in Butterstream hundreds of years ago. Thank you heather so amI! Im high up enough Elizabeth to escape floods. Yes Peter so glad you escaped.And Dick the wind must have swerved!Glad to hear you got off!


Scrubber Scrubber 20 October 2017 21:26:05

Thanks margie I may leave the stump of the tree. Id hate to lose it. Got it in Butterstream hundreds of years ago. Thank you heather so amI! Im high up enough Elizabeth to escape floods. Yes Peter so glad you escaped.And Dick the wind must have swerved!Glad to hear you got off!


Fleurette Fleurette 21 October 2017 14:39:11

So sorry to read about all the damage, Peter.  We really got off scotfree.  Well almost.  No worse than what we are used to.  

Interesting to see you mention Butterstream.  It seems such a long time ago, doesn’t it?  


Scrubber Scrubber 28 October 2017 22:22:34

Yes indeed it musy be well over thirty years margot. It was magic as I knew very little about gardens then (and now!)


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