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SHOUT OUT FOR DONATIONS!
Does anyone have any extra packets of seed that they would like to donate to flooded gardeners? If so gardenjeannie (on this message board) has offered to be our Seed Collector. If you send her (or me) a private message we'll let you have gardenjeannie's postal address - hopefully you can send her your gifts for the price of a stamp. She'll bundle up and we'll get them down to those who are starting to sow pots and planters for people who've lost their gardens in the floods.
So... if you are not planning to use those free seed packets from the magazine... or if you have anything left over from last year that you won't be using.... or if you've sown all you want and still have half a packet left over.... WE CAN PUT THOSE SEEDS TO GOOD USE!
Thank you everyone....
I'm on the edge of the Levels and today it has rained more or less solidly..........so it certainly won't have helped those further east.
Part of my garden is again under water and I'm one of the lucky ones.
It is really so depressing
Sorry............plenty worse off than me.
Stay strong Philippa. This will pass. Forecast is kind for the next few days, and spring is on its way. I'm sending you some virtual daffodils down the wire from Wales to cheer you up.
Yes, everyone, I am collecting seeds to send, so please forward. No-one has yet asked fro my address, so be the first! Every contributor will be named,unless you ask otherwise.
Come on, all of you seedaholics, have a clear out for a good cause
Chin up, Philippa, We're thinking of you.
My message sending isn't working for you or Rosie,gardenjeannie.Will keep trying unless you can message me with your address.
Hi pinkquartet! I've sent you a message with gardenjeannie's address. Thank you!
Thank you Rosie.Glad l can do something to help.
Thanks, Rosie, you beat me to it!
And Thank You, pinkquartet. That makes you FIRST!
You're welcome gardenjeannie.l'll get them off to you this week.
Just for those that don't follow Twitter. This is what just one gardener is facing (the farmer tweeting is the chap who appeared on Countryfile when the floods kicked off I believe. The unbelievable images he posts showing us what is going on is quite shocking.
It breaks your heart doesn't it?
That gives me an idea - I'll ask some of my Somerset contacts to take a few photos of gardens as the waters recede, and try to post some here. It will let us all see what sort of task we are up against. (And as time goes on, hopefully we can have some 'before and after' comparisons!)
The photographs do a awful job of reminding you that its not just a case for the worst affected of popping some new plants in some people have first got to clear all kind of things from their land - I saw one imagine that showed a house whose driveway had collected four oil containers (the big green things you use to heat your home from) which makes you wonder if their contents had been lost into the waters along with the dead animals, sewage, rotting feed....
Rosie, I presume you are just looking for flower seeds? I will have a look what I have got and if I don't have any I will buy some and send them on, it's the least I can do. my garden is only a bit sludgy and I really feel for those people who have lost all their garden
GJ, I've PM'd you but it wouldn't let me do it from your avatar so please can you let me know you have the message. Thanks
Thanks TN - yes please! Any seeds would be very gratefully received - especially perhaps flowers (or veg) that would do well in pots and planters? Because I think in many gardens the soil will be too badly affected to plant much for a season or so.
In case your message to GJ didn't work, I've PM'd you with her address.
Thanks again, and good luck with the sludgy garden!
Rosie and Garden Jeanie............thanks and
No rain today for a change.
Garden Jeanie..........yes, me too for your address for seeds please.
And me too for the address - pm'd Jeannie but not sure it worked - thanks