Yesterday, Tuesday, there was a break in the weather and we ventured outside to survey any damage before going out to do various errands. The above had some small branches broken so we removed them and put them in as cuttings.
The main damage was to the poor mandarin tree.
As it is still connected to the trunk we are hoping that by leaving it there the fruit will continue to ripen.
So the weekend was spent mainly by the fire reading. Luckily on Friday I noticed these very late roses on an extremely tall stem still in bud and picked them and they are opening very nicely. They would be battered if I had left them.
The weather is now showers rather than continuous rain and I just noticed a Monarch Butterfly on the Mexican Sunflower.