Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.
But in fact, what with storm Doris roaring in, February has been giving the buds a bit of a hard time. The winds were very fierce of course and once they had abated I went forth expecting to find that there had been significant damage but in fact no trees had been uprooted, perhaps because they have yet to put forth their leaves. Only on my own back garden did I find structural damage where a flimsy fence erected by my neighbour had come to grief. 'Fred's erections have never lasted long,' complained his wife.
Just missing our young Garrya! Storm Doris did little real
damage. 23 February, 2017
Other than that there was a good scattering of twigs and small branches littering the pavements and an estate agent's sign lay prone. Thankfully the property had already been sold.
The property market has crashed. Christchurch Road, Daventry.
23 February, 2017