So, Friday night (26th) we had Storm Arwen came visiting. She was a monster! Her winds were 75mph and never let up the whole night! At one point I was extremely fearful my solar panels sounded like they were trying to pull the roof off! I went to bed and thought to hell with it, if it goes it goes, although I was very relieved when I woke on Saturday morning to find a roof still fully intact!
Now, after 30 years of a love/hate relationship with my Olive Tree, lovingly referred to as Olive of course, (I am very original when it comes to naming my trees!) Olive has decided his future is no longer to reside in my front garden in an upright position. (He must be male, he’s never fruited, not one olive from Olive. I believe he may suffer from performance anxiety!)
Lazy Olive has done a nose dive and is now being very rude and showing off all of his unmentionables while he lays chatting with the frogs in my pond! But, I shall name and shame! Taproot, and surface roots all showing off brazenly waving themselves at any poor unsuspecting passerby. Avert your eyes people, save them the sorry exhibitionism of this lazy fruitless tree!
Seriously, 30 years he’s stood up the top corner of my front garden and I have wondered on and off if I should get rid because of the way he would bend right over in the wind. (Most embarrassing behaviour for a mature tree!)
Friday night’s unbelievable winds decided for me. Olive is no more. It doesn’t end there though, the climbing rose on the trellis seating by the pond has done a very rude little striptease for Olive! She has bared her trellis for him when he came visiting! She is currently pole dancing with the edge of the seating frame. I tell you, you just can’t trust your plants to behave in a proper fashion these days.
On close inspection of the back garden, a whole party in the park went on! The swing was trying to swing its way to freedom over the fence but got caught out at the last minute and the fence has nabbed it and wedged it tight! Once again, we have wood behaving badly, all four legs up in the air! Seriously, it’s shameful. Brazen hussy of the Swing set!
But none so shameful as Lavender Bush. She has uprooted herself after 15 years and gone for a roll across the garden to visit with chairs and table, taking the picket fencing with her. I have yet to venture down to the bottom half of the garden, I can see a fence slat waving at me, I prefer not to know what that lot has been getting up to!
On the whole very little damage has been sustained but it wasn’t for the want of trying by Storm Arwen! No matter, I still have a roof, and solar panels, and Olive has been offered a new home in an orchard not far from here. Apparently 30 year old Olive trees are rescued when they fall down not chopped up with a chainsaw which would have been my next move!
Normal service should resume with Top Hat and Tails once I get this little lot under control once again!
This was Olive and Climbing Rose behaving properly last year!