Since not all of the plants we're growing in the polytunnels are edible we thought we should purchase a new domain name, so we have opted for foragers.scot which we think will cover all bases. This year we have some Sweet Pea, Antirrhinum (Snapdragon), Lavender and Lemon Balm which will be available for sale at both Kippen Street Fayer and Balfron Primary School Fair on Saturday June 13th.
While the grass management team are happy with their new sheep shelter (built yesterday before the storm), we are even happier that our two Premier Polytunnels easily withstood last night's major Atlantic storm, with windspeeds of 32mph + and gusts of 60mph upwards.
We had to work under floodlight to get most of the roof on before the storm hit.
It didn't take them long to bunker down with some nice dry hay. But back out when the winds died down about 9am.
Polytunnel ends which took the battering, partially protected by the bund created during groundworks last year.
It was raining timber but thankfully none hit the polytunnels. Another large oak branch succumbs to the strong gusts.
This branch almost landed in the wildlife pond.
Some repair work required to the windbreak fence but we expected more damage than this.