When all is said and done, the Plants for Bugs plots actually got off very lightly after last weekends gales in the South. But there was still a bit of tidying to do yesterday. A number of the climber supports had blown over so it was out with the post-basher to drive in some wooden posts and then a lot of tying with twine.
Another casualty was a couple of the brooms (Cytisus) over at the more exposed site at Deers Farm. One was dead and due to be replaced anyway, but another had been wind rocked and was now leaning over onto some of the other plants. Hoping it will survive the lean, I decided a bit of remedial action with the pruning saw was necessary;
While we were busy at Deers, we heard a loud mew or screeching. No, not a halloweed ghoul but a very large bird of prey being flown in the sports field alongside us! Any ideas what it might have been?