Xenophon - a 4th century Historian, philosopher, and soldier. A follower of Plato and a student of Socrates.
The storms which hit Weymouth during January left their mark in the school garden. Storm Dylan inflicted the worst damage though. The tetrapanix had all of its' leaves stripped off and now looks a little sad but new leaves will sprout once the weather warms up.
|The leaf scars on the tetrapanax trunk|
|The exposed shed roof once the felt was removed|
|Even worse rotten timber!|
|Old rotten wood being removed and replaced|
|Carefully measuring out the roof felt|
|The first layer safely it situ|
|The view from the top!|
|The roof made good again!|
Spring flowers have come early again this year. The Pulmonaria- much favoured by early waking bees is in profusion around the garden.
|The first crocuses in flower- again favoured by bumble bees|
|Cleaned and serviced|
|The fracture awaiting repair|
|Re-positioned as the sun was setting|
|Temporary bracing till next weekend when a more permanent fix will be made|
The 'paper bark' birch tree looking resplendent in the winter sunshine
|Tree ferns all wrapped up to protect the crown from frost|