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I'm on a voyage of discovery in my first garden.
It's mostly about the veggies at the moment but I'm also discovering lots about flowers and other plants - quite often the hard way and always on a very tight budget.
But this blog is not just about my garden, it's about all the things I see and discover in Sussex and beyond and I would love to hear from you too.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Giant redwood struck by lightning

At the end of January, one of the giant redwood trees at Sheffield Park was struck by lightning, splitting it in two.
Rather than removing it immediately, the gardeners at the National Trust property decided to leave the tree - also known as a giant sequoia or sequoiadendron - in situ to allow visitors to see it.
The tree was the second largest at Sheffield Park at about 26m-high.
In these photos, taken by Sussex gardener and floral artist Sue Bobin, you can see the amazing colour of the red wood in the split trunk.
The tree is believed to be about 125 years old.
Photographs courtesy of Sue Bobin

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