It was a bit of a shock one morning in January 2018 to find part of the wall of our walled kitchen garden lying on the ground. It had stood for nearly 100 years but the gales have brought down over 40 metres of this 10 foot high wall.
We were due to open the garden for the NGS open garden scheme at the beginning of June, there seemed plenty of time to sort things. However as the weeks dragged by, with more snow falls in March, things were looking bad.
The builders eventually left 3 weeks before we opened and we managed to tidy up, even sowed the grass seed on the builders access route across the garden.
We have some new trained apple trees on order for November planting to replace those crushed by the wall. The roots from those crushed I am using to create a new stumpery / fern garden which is now under construction. More about that later.