Monday, 7 May 2007

Storm Damage

Heavy rain and high winds all through the night meant that I was a little afraid to look at the garden this morning. Most things survived in tact, though one of the apple trees broke a branch, leaving it hanging by a slim thread. And, of course, it was the only branch on that particular tree that has flower buds. I have been keeping a close eye on them, hoping they will open in time to pollinate the granny smith which has been in flower on its own for weeks now.
Some people take the view that a bit of sticking tape will fix most things. I have always preferred to think of myself as a bit more thorough than that. Today, I have to admit that the evidence to the contrary is building.

Introducing Gaffer Tape...

...a veritable sticking plaster for trees, though that's just one of it's uses.

Not convinced?

Look on.
Not only has this bit of tape held my wing mirror in place since christmas day, when some festive joker knocked it off, but my car passed it's MOT last month in this state. Quite frankly I was amazed.
(I don't expect the branch to survive for long, but if it last long enough for the flowers to open, that will be fine.)


Al said...

Hello there! your blog's great. I always say, there's nothing you can't do with a piece of sticky tape - or masking tape, which is the queen of all first aid devices next to Gaffer tape's king.

thanks for your nice comment too!

Gee W said...

Thanks, Al - it's nice to hear from you