7"-8" of rain fell in a couple hours last night and the pond flooded.
Half of my container figs got tumbled, irrigation and roots holding on to the ground cover kept most from floating away, a couple might have made it to sea by now though.
Strawberries in compost socks look like they took a real beating, not much compost left in most, some are destroyed.
Pawpaw tree got mowed down by something
Spent the day doing triage, staking and splinting fig trees, and saving fish. It could have been worse, I am worried the figs that got submerged in muddy water will spoil though. There is a ton of cleanup work to do, still a few inches of water in most spots so it will have to wait till tomorrow.
That was awful. Hope you will be able to save most of them.
Ouch this is terrible. I saw the extreme forecast for parts of the States on the news but hoped our members would be spared. Good luck with clean up.
Wow. That is just terrible. We didn’t have that kind of rainfall here, but did have high winds. Several potted plants were blown over, but nothing near to your loss. Wish I were closer to help with the cleanup and recovery effort.
Oh no, that is disappointing.
Oh, no! I hope you are able to recover your trees.
Sorry to see your trees in such a bad shape. Hopefully, they will rebound.
Sorry to see that, HB. We had some horrible storms here in NE Kentucky Sat night, but we thankfully didn’t have much damage to our gardens, fruit plants or trees. We got a bit over 2", and had some brief high winds and very vivid lightning/thunder. We also lost power for about 8 hours, but that seems to be the norm in these parts during the summer.
We dodged a bullet, as folks up on the Ohio River just north of us got inundated and suffered some bad flooding.
I had similar issues with my strawberries getting washed up a couple months ago during another flash flood, the day after I planted them! I ended up having to get replacements, that have since been planted and are doing well.
Hope yer trees can bounce back.
Gasp. Oh my. Don’t you think those figs will come back? They are pretty hardy.
If you lost any that you sent me, I’ll send what ever I have to help reestablish your orchard there. In fact, if you post what your losses were I bet, between all of us, you can be fully resupplied.
Many of your trees will come right back. It is just so shocking to see them in that state! So sorry it happened.
That is some serious inundation, and will be mucho work to get things right.
If you lost any varieties don’t hesitate to reach out…
It’s really serious damage. Hopefully they will recover.
wow that is terrible…hopefully you can salvage some of them…this is one of the things that scares me every time we get in to hurricane season down here…
Thanks guys, I think almost all will recover. 2" more inches of rain last night but I got them all up out of the water and the irrigation and ground cover cleaned up by the end of the day. I know Col de Dame Noir is probably toast, snapped off at the crown, but I have Gris anyway… All of my irreplaceable trees are going to be OK. One newly planted tree did get uprooted and taken away, I have another though. A few seedlings are gone and some newly rooted plants might not recover (easy to replace)… My big Atreano moved about 100 yards without ever tipping over! Also miraculous that the skin on the greenhouse held and kept the water from pouring in.
I have one and will happily send you cuttings this winter if it cannot come back or be replaced by the crown.
What a great recovery you have made! Looks great!
Yes, you did a great job cleaning up Mother Nature’s mess.