After the high winds

If you asked me which type of weather I liked the least, the unequivocal answer would be: wind. Being a contact lens wearer, wind is bad news enough, but now I have a garden there is the aftermath….


The above cloche was on its way out, anyway, so it was undoubtedly particularly vulnerable to the winds we’ve suffered from this week. Another collapsed and has now been removed, so I’ll put cardboard down in its place, considering the cauliflowers under it have not thrived. On the other hand, despite the battering, the fennel is still standing, if somewhat lop-sidedly.


Fortunately, the winds have died down and I think the bird feeder I’ve bought will now stay in the tree. I make fat balls out from meat trimmings and other remnants from cooking, which the birds gobble down at a remarkable speed. So, let’s see how long it takes my garden visitors to spy the new location for their lunch.


Throughout the banging and howling, I finished unpicking a much-loved but no longer worn cardigan in order to make a draught excluder (amongst other things?). So, I’ll busy myself with this indoor project while I wait for the birds to fly in!


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to After the high winds

  1. Lovely post Helen been very windy here this week promise to get blogging again soon looking for my camera

  2. Where we are perched on a hill, the wind can be damaging. My garden often gets a hair lift! I relish when there is just a breeze! 🙂

  3. Mine are strong winds and hale – can’t stand them!

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