I thought it was bad enough yesterday when the arch fell down in the wind, all the bottom legs are bent so that is for the bin.
Then this morning at 4am the whole fence came down, I could not see the damage until later but knew it was bad by the sound of it.  All my roses, grape-vine, lavender, rosemary and new ground covers are all under this.  My grandson came round and wedged it up but it has come down again so it will need breaking up and taking to dump.
At the same time in the early hours all the bins were flying about the front banging on the walls.  I am so sad as I love my garden, I am now hibernating in bed until further notice. 🙁



  1. 22nd November 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I cannot “like” this one. Hope you get your beautiful yard repaired soon. – Marty

  2. 22nd November 2016 / 6:12 pm

    So sorry Karen, it’s devastating isn’t it when you wake up to something like this. I’m sure your family and friends will rally round once the weather has calmed down. We only have a little covered patio, as you know, but even that had a big pot smashed and others blown around. As others have said, hopefully the plants will survive once replanted, plus your other ornamental things. Lots of love from us xxxx

  3. 22nd November 2016 / 2:17 pm

    It probably looks worse than it is, even though it’s horrid to see all your hard work spoiled. Herbs are pretty hardy. Will you get another fence like that or try something like a hedge or wrought iron?

    • 22nd November 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Not sure what to do at the moment x

  4. 22nd November 2016 / 2:11 pm

    With luck the weather will have settled down by tomorrow for you Karen. I’m so sorry about the destruction of the fence but maybe it’s protecting your plants underneath. It’s a shame about the little cycle but maybe it’ll give you chance to be a bit more creative again.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • 22nd November 2016 / 6:56 pm

      I know it’s only a garden but it’s made me so low David and everything is so much harder on your own xxx

      • 22nd November 2016 / 9:35 pm

        Whatever form of art you work at can never be called ‘Only’ Karen. A garden can lift the blues by working on it or sitting in it. I’m sorry it’s made you low and I’m glad you have family there to lean on a bit at a time like this. I agree everything is that bit harder alone, sometimes it’s hard to raise any enthusiasm like that. I’d say everything will look better in the sunshine but I don’t want you to wait that long.
        xxx Sending Gigantic Hugs xxx

        • 23rd November 2016 / 9:30 am

          I’m hoping once it can be removed and I can see and help the plants I will feel a bit better. Thank you for understanding xx

    • 22nd November 2016 / 6:57 pm

      I’m not holding my breath but I should be used to it x

  5. Jo Sharpe
    22nd November 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Karen I sympathise: same has happened to us. Hope you can get it sorted soon. BTW it was nice meeting you at the writers’ workshop. Enjoyed hearing your contribution and I really like your blog. Cheers, Jo.

  6. 22nd November 2016 / 1:10 pm

    So sad, i also have plants in my garden and i would feel sad if the same happened to me.

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