Posted: 30/03/2015 at 10:44
Horrendous winds here yesterday and overnight and the night before too so two nights of broken sleep. We have a 2m high mesh fence at the back of the veggie plot made by screwing 5 x 2m lengths of builders' wire mesh for concrete reinforcing to tall posts bedded in concrete. I use it to train tayberries and a loganberries and sometimes pumpkins up into the sun for ripening.
This year I have strung a porous windbreak fabric along the bottom metre to protect my fruits bushes and reduce the flow of frosts down the ill from behind. The whole lot is now leaning at a drunken 45° and needs struts to hold it up again. A normal wooden trellis fence is similarly wobbly and needs tying up till we can support it properly.
A pile of 6 plastic garden chairs went for a 20m spin along the back of the house and was only stopped by a small hedge. I have yet to venture out to check the greenhouse and other plants and assorted pots along the froint as it is still blowing and raining hard.