After the gales that lashed the UK at the weekend, residents had a taste of a mini-whirlwind that hit north Guernsey recently.

GAB Robins was appointed by insurers to handle extensive damage to property, estimated at above £50,000.

It didn't quite hit the headlines like say, Hurricane Andrew or Isabel, so it is down to Backchat to highlight the plight that befell Guernsey's gardening fraternity (see picture supplied by GAB Robins).