“DEVASTATED” was how a shaken Sue Weissel described the aftermath of Sunday’s storm.
Mrs Weissel’s beautiful garden, which opens each November for A Taste of Christmas, was literally blown away.
“I just can’t believe it,” a clearly upset Mrs Weissel said.
A number of well-established trees in her garden were uprooted and strewn about.
A large tree came down close to her house and water tank, while at the rear of the property a huge claret ash was snapped off, narrowly missing her home.
“It was just incredible, the main really big gust only lasted for about one or two minutes,” she said.
“It was just so hard, and very, very fast and had lots of rain with it.
“The noise was incredible. “It was extremely frightening.”
A shed at the rear of the garden was obliterated.
“There are still parts of it there, the rest I don’t know where it is,” she said.
“I just hope we can get the garden it all back together for later this year.
“It will be interesting to see how it all comes back. The main thing is we are okay. I have lived here since 1988 and have never seen anything like this.”