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Snow ploughs and oleanders don’t mix

Nothing is without its price.

When the snow plough came, it shaved the top layer of stone off the drive and deposited it neatly on the oleanders.

Notice the ridge of stone at the edge of the snow

That’s a bit of an exaggeration. The snow still hasn’t gone by a long chalk so I can’t be sure, but I think it’s mostly the bending fronds of the oleanders that have been buried rather than the heart of the plants.

All the same, having limbsĀ pinned under several inches of stone slurry bound with ice won’t have improved the chances of the oleanders surviving the winter.

There’ll be more than a few wails of anguish when the Spring comes, I fear.

In the photo most of the oleander branches although damaged have been freed, but there’s one in the middle still trapped very deep .

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