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12/03/2014 at 16:18

bumpity bump

12/03/2014 at 18:59

Am now on anti-biotics which I really dissaprove of for a cold, but chemist told me to see doctor, doctor /nurse person said; either anti-biotics or steroids...have we all gone mad??? It is just a nasty cold for heavens sake.

On another note, it is wonderful that all these seed packets have arrived. Rosie, can we see more pictures of the affected gardens, especially those that were bull-dosed for flood defences. I cannot imagine how awful that must be to have ones very much loved garden bull-dosed to save the surrounding houses

12/03/2014 at 20:02

Thanks, Rosie. Have received address via pm  -will parcel later this week: I have one or two friends locally wanting to contribute 'anomalously' !!

12/03/2014 at 20:49


12/03/2014 at 21:05

...and bark...

12/03/2014 at 21:41

Bumpity bump bump.

Eagerly awaiting more parcels, thanks, KEF,David, Rosie and friends. At this rate, the box will soon be full enough to send and start another! Not many veg yet, but a good mix of Annual and perennial flowers, which should be great in pots for quick summer colour and cheer. Over 200 packets just from yesterday.

Do we know whether any one is collecting pots to put these seeds in? Mine are unfortunately all full, except my teeny ones.

13/03/2014 at 03:18

Bumping again We're on a roll here, now.

13/03/2014 at 06:52

Heavens, GJ, bumping at 3.18am????  GO TO BED!

Postie will be arriving soon with more goodies I hope!


13/03/2014 at 10:40

gardenjeannie, there may be a kind plant nursery in you area who will give you old plastic pots.

13/03/2014 at 13:53 posting some seeds this pm



13/03/2014 at 15:19


13/03/2014 at 17:48

I have various sized plastic there a collection point down here (Somerset ) ?

13/03/2014 at 17:50


13/03/2014 at 19:31

Have just been to my local farm shop and bought another 50 pots for 50p. I wash them with a hard brush and disinfectant, as these would have been used by commercial growers from all over Europe.

14/03/2014 at 08:50


14/03/2014 at 08:51

Artjak - check your PMs 

14/03/2014 at 11:26


14/03/2014 at 13:11

I was wondering about the possibility of setting up a paypal account or something similar and collecting donations online to help provide seeds and other odd bits and bobs for garderners who have been worst effected.. We would need ALOT of money to do this so im not sure if it would be possible logistically but what to you guys think?

14/03/2014 at 13:25

Dirty D, I think someone has mentioned a  fund already in existence earlier in thread. I don't have time to look for it now, will try to later

14/03/2014 at 13:43

Hi DD, there is already a justgiving page set up for the flood victims (not specifically for gardens, but nevertheless...)

There is also a suggestion on the 'Community Blooms' facebook page that people could sponsor a planter.  Someone is making some big chunky planters that can be used to brighten up the gardens that can't be replanted;  the plants are being grown (partly from our seeds!) and donated (partly by us!) but there is so far no way of funding the raw materials for the planters.  I think they are costing about £6 each to make, so the suggestion was that individuals or groups could 'sponsor' one for £6 and get their name put on it.   Just an idea, let me know if you'd like to know more...