Meet the Survivors

It’s been just over two weeks since the hail storm that decimated my garden, and although I’ve been feeling very blue and downhearted over the damage to my plants – my green babies as my friend Sue named them – I have discovered I have a few precious survivors.

My (one and only) Desert Rose

Most of the leaves were ripped off, but somehow the hail seems to have missed the flower buds.  How I don’t know, as this plant was right in the firing line – out in the open – a prime target – and yet, here it is virtually undamaged and in full bloom.  Incidentally, this plant was up against a wooden post that now has gouges in it from the force of the hail.

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My (Potted) Frangipani

Although stripped of its leaves, it now has a flower cluster opening up.

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My Shabby Chic Hibiscus

And like (almost) everything else, its leaves have sustained a lot of damage.

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A little Geranium

This is in a hanging basket that was protected by the basket above it.

Sadly, the Rabbit’s Foot Fern in the basket above didn’t survive.

(Though it might spring back to life.)

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And My Pineapples

They are getting so big, and hopefully not too far from being ready to eat.

You can see where the hail damage ripped into the leaves but the fruit itself looks to have ‘weathered the storm’ and I can hardly wait to eat them.

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And there are a few precious others.

Just look at the little mantas on my Frangipani in the front garden.  How cute?

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I have spent the past two weeks cleaning up the mess and trying to salvage what I could.  My verticle garden is almost a bare fence once more, however . . . with a little time, some TLC and water (Oh, and fertiliser) I believe it will be looking amazing again soon.

Author: Clare

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  1. It is so sad to see your green babies decimated like that, but the survivors are beautiful and hardy. our home and each other are undamaged so onwards and upwards…with a smile

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