The brash, bouncy, blowsy-scented fellas had been doing really well
They are gigantic - or they were
And the irises I forgot I planted in the front haven't been doing too badly either
Until yesterday that is when a huge storm blew in, the trees bending over like reeds. Monsoon-like rain came down in sheets and the the power went out - and came back just as we managed to get the generator going. In the morning we surveyed the scene. Several small branches down.
But it was worse for the neighbours. Hearing a loud beeping we went to look out on the lane. Heavy vehicles which looked suspiciously like snowploughs in summer gear were picking up fallen tree limbs
Which were shoved into a shredder. The wonders of modern technology.