This was the entire rootball of a five or six year old 15 feet high tree. No wonder they couldn't stand up.
The beach here took a bashing as well.. huge boulders have been moved but luckily there was only major damage to one beach hut, and it was one of the older ones.
The hut owners of the next place along the coast were not so luck. You may have seen the pictures on the Uk news of Milford on Sea and the devastation caused. I do hope they are replaced but it may take a while because as well as damaging the huts, a lot of the beach they were standing on has gone as well. You can read about it here
In the garden amazingly my brussel sprouts stayed upright
It was time for them to come out though, so I picked all the remaining edible ones
These have been blanched and frozen for another day. It then only remained to clear the bed ready for its next crop
I haven't decided quite yet what that will be but I have plenty of choice, because as usual, just a little bit of sunshine and all my seedlings are growing like mad
And there are loads more planted, yet to germinate, and hundreds more to be sown
Outside my Autumn sown flowers in the cutting patch are looking very perky
And my garlic, shallots and onions are doing very nicely
and I can alway rely on the good old Rhubarb
So at the moment its just getting going, but hopefully in a few weeks it will look much fuller
The Camellia I moved here with us, and planted in the ground has rewarded me with some beautiful early colour
And for now that about it. One benefit of the amazing seas was some lovely bits of driftwood have been washed up amongst all the rubbish
And heres the sea, a couple of days after Valentines Day, a whole lot calmer
Have a great week and keep your fingers crossed for more sunshine and no late cold snap.