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  • I had a beautiful choysia sun dance that was about6ft tall and in front of

    A fence. The wind broke it at the base of the plant.

    I have cut back hard and hoping it will revive, still

    Sad though as it was a lovely plant. All I can see now is a

    Boring fence. On the plus side the neighbours conifers

    Have come down bring lots more light into my garden.

    Every cloud has a silver lining!
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,713

    No real problems here (Gloucester). I've seen a few TV aerials hanging on roofs but the only problem I've had is the loss of about 3' of gutter from above a bay window.  It must be awful for those who have been hit by the storms, floods and loss of electricity.

    That said, I have little time for those like the woman who got herself on radio and TV to complain about repairmen leaving the job when weather conditions made it too dangerous for them to work.  She then went on to moan that the electric company lied to her about work being done because "The line outside my house is down and nobody has done anything about that".  Doesn't the self-centred, stupid woman realise that she isn't the only person in that situation?


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    The only problem I've had here in the Fens is not sleeping for 2 nights when the gales were howling around the house. In the morning I expected to find a scene of devastation; one bucket had rolled around the garden, and that was all.

    I feel so so sorry for people who have been affected by floods, or had their chimneys blown down, my heart goes out to them.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    You need earplugs artjak. I'm never without them on rough nights

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Nut; I was waiting for the sound of the conservatory roof blowing away or the chimney falling down!image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    Best not to hear it. There's nothing you can do

    But I don't sleep in the room under chimney when it's really bad. image

    I still don't sleep much thoughimage


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167


  • I'm in the North West (Cheshire) and quite high above sea level.  Although we didn't get any flooding in the area everywhere was quite saturated and the wind has taken its toll.

    I have a wooden cold frame which has been lifted up twice by the wind and twisted causing damage to the frame.  Has anybody any suggestions on how I could secure this to the ground ?.  There is no flooring on the bottom of the frame.  I have tried putting stones on the selves to help weigh it down but we have had strong winds! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    If it's on soil you could hammer a stake into each inside corner .

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143

    Debbie I had the same problem with one of those plastic covered growhouses. It was attached to drainpipes with wire twisted round the rear parts of the frame - the wind just lifted it, snapped the plastic fittings and chucked it across the garden. I had attached another one in the same way to the wooden fence nearby and it's been fine even though it's only about ten feet away. It's more sheltered - the front of it faces the wind rather than the side - so maybe you could simply alter the location of it over the winter? If not, is there a wall or fence next to it that you could screw it to like I did?

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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