Wind damage

There have been worse gales than the one we had on Thursday. In fact, the wind wasn’t that strong really. It was just strong and my garden didn’t like it.

I am sure the tomato plants will recover. The flowers are intact and I know already that fruits do form outside.

I’m more concerned about the beans. The borlotti in particular. The broad beans are well adapted to my climate but borlotti perhaps less so.

And good riddance to the poppy plant. I enjoyed the flowers as they greeted me each morning but I do want the ground for other purposes. So, I was pleased the wind in conjunction with lack of rain pulled it out the ground for me!

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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20 Responses to Wind damage

  1. We do suffer from winds

  2. karen says:

    I had just put my tomatoes out for the summer! It was such a lovely day the day before. Had to rush about and put them back indoors again. The lawn is littered with torn leaves from the trees and rose petals like confetti. I’m sure the plants will all recover.

  3. skyeent says:

    Yes, it’s annoying to have wind at this time of year, but does seem to often happen. We didn’t do too badly considering, I just ended up mulching round my lupin with it’s own flowers, since it was not going to recover this year!

  4. Hope they recover, Helen. We had the strong winds here too last week, knocking down some trees, branches, etc.

  5. Wind can be so damaging .. hopefully your plants will be ok.

  6. I’m sorry to hear about the gale force winds. That’s incredible, and of course unwelcome in your garden. I hope everything recovers. We had an unseasonably windy day last weekend, and came home to our neighbor’s tree uprooted and down across their lawn. We’re all relieved that it fell as it did, avoiding people, animals, cars and the high-tension wires. You’re having a difficult spring and now summer, Helen.

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