The storm, a frost and Happy Birthday

Before going to the plot on Tuesday morning to check that all was okay following the storm I had to go out and was surprised at the number of toppled roadside trees that I saw. One large one had fallen onto several new cars parked on a showroom forecourt.

Collapsed greenhouseEverything was okay at the plot where my main concern had been debris from other plots. Walking round the site I could see that some greenhouses had lost glass panels and this one, thankfully glassless beforehand, had just collapsed.

Still lots of pot marigoldsYesterday morning there was a frost for the first time this autumn. It was calm and sunny so I spent a couple of hours mostly cutting back the comfrey to ground level to add to the compost heap and removing the support canes from the now flowerless and leafless sunflowers. I also started to pull up the pot marigolds which have finished flowering, unlike this one.

Happy Birthday toΒ Glo (Porcelain Rose), although I’m a day early as it’s not until tomorrow. I took this rose Pretty Lady photo this morning just for you. Have a lovely day!

Glo's birthday rose

Have a good weekend!

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31 Responses to The storm, a frost and Happy Birthday

  1. Jo says:

    Some of the storm damage is terrible, we’ve got away so lightly here in Yorkshire. No frosts for us yet either, though I don’t think our first one can be far away now. I really need to sort out my pots and containers, I always get caught out and the frost ends up damaging some. Happy birthday to Glo, your Pretty Lady rose is beautiful.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo it’s frightening to see such damage. Lucky you on both counts. I always need to be in the right mood to sort out pots and containers. Thanks for the birthday wishes to Glo. xx

  2. Glad you escaped safely.

  3. Polythene Pam says:

    me too – thought that was your greenhouse!

  4. Mo says:

    The storm missed us. So pleased to hear that you didn’t suffer any damage. We have had our first frosts though, yesterday and this morning. Happy Hallowe’en!

  5. Joanne says:

    Glad you didn’t suffer any major damage, luckily the storm missed us completely here. No frost yet but I’m sure it wont be long. Have a good weekend.

  6. Glo says:

    Thanks so much for the Happy Birthday wishes for tomorrow πŸ™‚ Lovely to see the Pretty Lady rose ~ it’s a gorgeous bloom. I’m going out for lunch with a friend… and supper with my boys tomorrow, so my birthday will be well celebrated!
    Glad to hear there wasn’t any damage to your plot. Sounds like you have it nearly all ready for its winter rest.

    • Flighty says:

      Glo you’re most welcome. It’s sounds like you’re going to have a busy and enjoyable day.
      Thanks. Yes, I’ve nearly done now ready for winter. xx

  7. CJ says:

    Glad your storm damage wasn’t too bad. I didn’t notice any here at all luckily, although I haven’t been to the allotment yet. I’m surprised you’ve had a frost already. No doubt there will be one here soon as well though.

  8. snowbird says:

    So pleased to hear you didn’t suffer too much at the hands of the storm, and I do hope the greenhouses can be fixed.
    Ahhhh….a lovely bloom for a LOVELY lady. Happy birthday Glo.xxxx

  9. Beautiful “Happy Birthday” rose. Glad you didn’t suffer any damage up at the plot. Can’t believe you’ve had frost already. Was up to 18C here today, though when the wind got up the temperature dropped a lot.

  10. nikkipolani says:

    Trees toppling can be terribly damaging Good thing that greenhouse didn’t have its panes in. What a mess that would’ve been! Some of your pot marigolds want to keep right on, don’t they. Yes, yes, yes — happy birthday to one very fine, friendly, and fun lady. Happy birthday, Glo!

  11. elaine says:

    It’s always a worry when a storm passes through with a hopeless feeling of not being able to do anything about it – just keep your fingers crossed. It makes me sad when trees are uprooted – they seem to be the things that suffer most – nature can be cruel sometimes. Lovely to see your rose still blooming.

  12. wellywoman says:

    If it’s stormy I lie in bed wondering whether the greenhouse will be in one piece in the morning. :0 it’s pretty sheltered though so has always been OK. Sad to hear there has been damage on the plots and trees down but as long as nobody was hurt then that is the main thing. Still no frost here and I’m still picking flowers from the plot. Lots and lots of rain though. Still, to be expected now it’s autumn. Have a lovely weekend. x

    • Flighty says:

      Welly I always have to get up and have a look. As you say that’s the important thing. Lucky you. There has been here as well. Thanks, and you too. xx

  13. menhir1 says:

    We were spared the storm this time. We have experienced many like it in our climate, which, is why we have stunted trees and not too many of them. It is early in the season, we may yet have to brace ourselves.

    What a lovely rose.

  14. Sharon says:

    Pleased you suffered no damage to your plot. Yes trees and Glasshouses seem to be targets of storms as I know to my cost! That rose is lovely.

  15. Caro says:

    The British Isles can be such a temperate place, especially here in the south, that it’s easy to forget how unforgiving nature can be. I lived in the tropics as a child and experienced hurricanes, twisters and monsoon rains so, bizarrely, I find extreme weather somewhat thrilling! A storm or severe winter can remind us not to take our mild UK climate for granted! Storm damage can be devastating but serves as a reminder that everything is temporary and where the higher power lies! Glad you suffered no damage although it’s a shame that greenhouse won’t ever be glassed in now!

  16. Flighty says:

    Caro thanks for an interesting comment.
    I’m grateful that I do live in a relatively tranquil area where we don’t suffer from extreme weather.
    So am I, and as you say a shame about that greenhouse. xx

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