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Storm Arwen

TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,848
edited November 2021 in The potting shed
To anyone else currently in the grips of it, I hope your doing ok. 

So far we’ve had rain, thick snow, thunder and the worst winds I’ve known since 87! 

I’ve just had to go out and pick up all of my pots and pull up six concrete slabs from the gravel garden to put in the shed to stop it lifting (and it has a LOT of heavy stuff in it already!). 

Hang on in there!! 


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,879
    It's raining and windy here but nothing exceptional (or not yet anyway). Stay safe!
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,442
    Just a bit chilly here,3c
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,983
    edited November 2021
    Friends are staying in Amble on the northumberland coast to celebrate a special anniversary … they had a table booked at a quayside restaurant early this evening but were unable to walk the 50 yards to get there. They are outdoorsy people … hill walkers… they said it was the worst weather they’d seen … ‘terrifying’.  They were soaked through in a few yards. They turned around and phoned and cancelled. 

    Stay safe folks 🤗 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,848
    Yeah it’s really not nice right now. 

    Internet went three hours ago. Mobile signal is sketchy. 

    That’ll teach me for buying a house with nothing behind it facing north. 

    I can’t imagine I’ll get much sleep tonight! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,983
    edited November 2021
    Keep your hatches battened and your head down @TheGreenMan … have a hot drink ☕️ 
    have you got power?  I’d fill a flask or two and a couple of hot water bottles … just in case.  I remember the Great Storm of ‘87 😱 we were without power for nearly a week!

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited November 2021
    It does look like the worst storm that the north has faced for decades. Sending all best wishes. Just stay safe.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,848
    Yeah power is still here. Flickering lights every now and then. 

    I’ve cranked up the heating just in case it all goes off. The house keeps warm for a while when it’s off. 

    First storm in the new place and I’m alone all weekend. The poor cat is an high alert too. Haha. 

  • ZenjeffZenjeff Posts: 644
    Rough here too cold rain hail and very strong winds noisy night tonight for sleep…
  • ZenjeffZenjeff Posts: 644
    Real feel what -11

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,848
    We will survive. 👍🏼

    The house has been here for 80 years with this exposed north side and it’s still standing. 

    Maybe I’m just being a wuss cos I’m alone. 

    Nature is in control as always. We often forget. 

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