UK readers will know that Thursday was a tad blowy here thanks to Storm Doris. She caused a fair amount of havoc locally in the form of blown over trees, power cuts and lorries tipped on their sides. I was at work in the morning and drove home at lunch, and it was not a pleasant experience. My little car felt like it weighed nothing and was all over the road. As I pulled up on the drive I breathed a huge sigh of relief, but I was then faced with the decision of whether to walk or drive on the school run. In the end I walked as I didn’t fancy going out in the car, and it wasn’t as bad as I had feared. (The children were grumpy about walking home but they survived!)
Mr C went and checked the allotment this morning and so far all seems well. Sadly the same cannot be said for our plastic greenhouse in the garden. I’ll start with the positive, in that it is still actually in the garden. However, the winds snapped the poles in the front part, and the shelves were buffeted around like feathers. Unfortunately the shelves had our newly potted strawberries on them, and they fared pretty badly.
There isn’t a photo of the carnage inside as basically it’s just a load of compost on the floor. I began the clean up operation by locating the pots which still contained plants and did a head count. Around 15 were missing, though most were fairly easily located with a quick scout around the floor and behind pots. They’ve been repotted and since the weather is windy again today I have put the pots in larger containers and left them on the floor of the greenhouse for now.
I’m hoping the weather returns to a more stable state soon, so that work on the plot can continue. A bit of nicer weather would be lovely for me too, as Saturday mornings now appear to look like this, thanks to a football mad 5 year old!
I hope you didn’t suffer too much damage from the storm.