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Hywel: Avoid. SNOW!


By alextb


Now, I was so excited to see it start to snow on my way back from visiting my sister in hospital with pneumonia.

I woke up this morning to find the predicted 5-10cm and the local kids out or a morning snowball fight.

There was one thing that brought the tone down. No, not a rogue snowball, but uring the night it appears acording to the tyre tacks in the snow that a car skided off the road and up the kerb taking out my Wilma Goldcrest Cypressus.

I have examined the pieces and it looks like it was luckily in a large pot.

The pot is in disrepair, and will need a new one when the snow and ice thaws.

The tree where it landed. The circle and arrow show where the tree had been and the hole where it had been secured in the ground.

It stayed pright during the gales, but a driver decuded tehy didn’t like cypressus.

The hole in the pot

Broken pieces hidden in the snow

I then lifted the pot to move it, and then found more damage.

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lol everyone in the world knows how depressing I find snow :D
We had a light dusting yesterday morning but it turned to rain and was gone by the night. None here now I'm pleased to say :o)

I'm sorry to hear about your tree Alex. It's annoying when someone ruins all your efforts. Maybe we should excuse them this time, because of the snow :o(
I hope you can get a nice new pot for it.
And I hope that muck clears away for you soon.
How's your sister now ?

5 Feb, 2012


We have managed to stay clear of snow in was the gales that brought down a large fir tree here. I always think of Hywel when the white stuff is mentioned too Alex.

5 Feb, 2012


What a bummer eh? Still at least you can re-pot it eh Alex?

5 Feb, 2012


I live on an open corner and have a hole in the lawn where I lost a lovely cordeline last winter underplanted with iris bulbs,people have walked all over them in the snow and they were about ready to flower,shame.Need to decide what to put in its place any ideas?

5 Feb, 2012


I will go to B&Q when the snow thaws and buy a new pot, and my sister will hopeully be discharged tomorrow, and she is doing very well thank you or asking Hywel.

I was very surprsied to see Hywel had been on here and commented first.

Thank you all for the comments.

5 Feb, 2012


You said 'Avoid' ... so I became curious and had a look lol ;o)

5 Feb, 2012


LOL. Just like a child. When you tell them not to do something they are more likely to do the opposite.

5 Feb, 2012


LOL! (re Hywel) not your poor Cyprus...

6 Feb, 2012


The cypressus has been repotted and put back. It seems to be O.K.

7 Feb, 2012

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