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Quick photos before the wind does any damage.

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It’s been blowing a gale here again today but I can’t get over how mild it feels. We’ve had the winds from the north west for so long it’s a top coat warmer since it turned to come from the south west yesterday. I noticed a few more flowers out as I walked round the garden this morning looking to see if the gusts last night had done much damage. Luckily everything seems to be coping well. The Paeony flor Pleno are doing well, it’s usually the heavy rain that damages the flowers by dragging them down under the weight of the wet petals. The Alliums are swaying frantically but only the spherical ones are bent over. The Geums are bursting into flower now and are adding a bit of colour in front of the greenery of the slower growing plants. It’s too windy now to stay outside although the sun is shining and as I said it’s a top coat warmer. Here’s some of the plants that are coping well with the gusts….


I hope you haven’t had any damage from the winds and that your plants are standing up to the gusts. I believe that this windy weather is all the way up the country. Let’s hope it’s a wind that brings a change for the better in the weather.

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So glad you've so much which has escaped any damage. I'm surprised your giant poppies have held up, mine were usually
one of the first to suffer, hence the reason I got rid of them. They do say the weather is supposed to start picking up as from tomorrow...but I'm not holding my breath.

2 Jun, 2015

 

The poppies surprised me too but it's still howling out there so we shall see tomorrow.!! I really hope the weather does improve from tomorrow, I'm fed up of feeling the cold.

2 Jun, 2015

 

Just checked, and everything is ok here. bbq cover blew off, dog kennel roof blew off but Alliums still standing. The dwarf Iris are all ruined, but they never last long.

2 Jun, 2015

 

Gosh Karen I hope neither of the dogs were in the kennel at the time!

2 Jun, 2015

 

Very windy in the Midlands foxgloves taking a battering just as they are getting to their best didn't really want to tie them up.

2 Jun, 2015

 

I feel the same about a lot of my plants, Peter. They just don't look quite the same done they?

2 Jun, 2015

 

Thankfully my Sarah Bernhardt Paeony is just tight buds and as I haven't got round to staking it its coping better than I could hope. Had the flowers opened it would be flat on the ground by now. I'm very lucky up to now.
I'm sorry to hear about the dog kennel roof Karen, I hope the roof and bbq lid didn't land on anything. Shame about the Iris too.
I hope your Foxgloves recover Peter. It's calmed down a bit here now 8pm. Still windy but the gusts have stopped. I hope that's the end of it. :-))

2 Jun, 2015

 

You have some lovely plants.i have a lupin the exact colour of yours. Two delphinium flowers of mine ar bent and aquilega nora barlow are flat, a climbing rose stem snapped, hey ho.

2 Jun, 2015

 

Oh that's such a shame Dawn, isn't it frustrating. What a strange season we are having.

2 Jun, 2015

 

I know. We wait all year for favourites to flower and then this. Yes, its been horrible, so windy. My geraniums are bahed around too.

2 Jun, 2015

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