After the departure of Storm Dennis last weekend, never have I been so grateful for where we live.  While living 208 metres above sea level has its challenges, one of them will never be flooding.

If you have been affected by floodwater, you have my sympathy and my respect.

Here, in North-east Wales, wind was the problem, though not as severe inland as on the coast.  Then we had more rain – and even more rain.

But this morning, at least, the sun is out and we are off the the community garden for a volunteers day where we will attempt to repair the fence blown over by Storm Ciara two weeks ago. The sun may be out, but it’s not warm and we will be appropriately dressed in an assortment of thermal undies, old fleeces from our walking days, thick socks and wellingtons. It won’t be a pretty sight.

So here’s my ‘Six’ prepared earlier in the week.

Storm damage was limited to a fallen birdfeeder and some rather battered crocus.

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And further along the front border, another crocus – a darker purple than this photo suggests – made a bid for freedom.

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Outside the back door, the narcissi are coming along nicely

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as is the iris reticulata Joyce.

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and the primula on the other side of the pot

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In the Shady Border in the back garden, the first peony is putting up new shoots.

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I hope the weather is better where you are and you have a chance to get out into the garden. If not, why not have a look at The Propagator’s Blog and keep warm inside.

I’ll be back later to read everyone’s posts.