What damage has the wind caused you?


First off can I just say that you have all kept safe and sound over the last 48 hours, and the hours ahead.

The wind last night was absolutely dreadful and has caused so much damage, which got me to wondering if it has caused any issues for anyone on here?

For example the wind blew out 4 of the polycarbonate panes in my greenhouse at half past 9 last night! I had to make a quick dash to try and save some plants and move them into my conservatory whilst trying to find said panes! Not a happy bunny as I had sown a lot of seed trays the day before too and my greenhouse was full of plants.
It is currently sat with blue plastic sheeting and will need to be taken down to re-fit the panes .... seriously considering buying a real glass one after this!

I do hope everyone else hasn't faired as bad!


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,188


     this was my greenhouse last Wednesday morning. Insurance claim underway.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    I haven't had any damage luckily, my neighbour's haven't done so well though. Multiple fence loss, roof tiles etc.

    Spent half of yesterday helping them clear up.

    Most of the fence loss was due to poor construction or elderly fencing.

    Just as in nature weak things go first, and many didn't take any precautions. 

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,085

    Well, 200.000 people in Java suffering from ash fallout, their houses up to the roofs in dust and ash, at least we know the water here will eventually drain away,  i dont suppose they are too worried about early sown seeds.

    There is a thread on here already about wind damage to greenhouses.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,048

    Hostafan, that's bad. Where are you, it looks very exposed. 

    No real damage here, masses of small and medium sized sticks to pick up, but no floods or structural damage so far. Tonight's forecast looks wild again.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,188

    Hi Nutcutlet, we're in north Devon. The price for having fabulous views ( we can see both Dartmoor and Bodmin ) is the wind. Hey ho, at least we'll never be under water.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,048

    The downside to a good view. We're pretty exposed but in the east we rarely get anything like you get in the west.

    The Javan dust and our floods and winds  bring it home to us that we're not really masters of the world

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    No damage here thankfully but I have seen plenty around here.

  • Lyn I am aware of that and I feel sorry for those people it must be terrible.
    I am also aware of the wind damage greenhouse thread but with mine I wanted to see what other damage had also been caused to others gardens. I feel your comment was a little abrupt in response as I didn't mean any harm or offence with my thread.

    Hostafan I hope your insurance works out for your GH image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,188

    Thanks NGCARDS.  Fingers crossed.

  • fences down .

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Rose do you have a horse and are the fences part of a paddock? I hope not.

  • we had 2 fences blow down before xmas, nothing as yet from the latest lot of wind,but my sister has 1 fence down, and neighbours have 2 down.

    feel so sorry for all the folks with damaged gardens etc. they must be fed up to the back teeth with it all.

  • Fingers crossed Spring makes an appearance soon for everyone! xxx

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    DM today is reporting more winds next week image I know there are bad things happening all over the world, but when it's so close to home it just makes it feel worse.    No harm at all in showing that you care NGCARDS.

    Like you say, fingers crossed the worst is over and spring makes an appearance soon.

  • I do hope the winds aren't as strong next week, were planning on putting the GH back together this weekend (with the addition of silicone this time!) and I bet others may be considering putting bits back together too. 

    Thank you Tracey image

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