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artjak

...and bark...

gardenjeannie

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.

gardenjeannie

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

Rosie31

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

Postie will be arriving soon with more goodies I hope!

Rosie

artjak

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

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gardenjeannie...........am posting some seeds this pm

 

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

artjak

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.

Dirty Diggin

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?

artjak

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

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Rosie31

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...

Rosie

 

Rosie......for £6 I'd be more than happy to sponsor one

Rosie31

Hi Philippa - that would be great - I'll find out how it works!  (Here is a photo of the prototype for the planters - they'll be waterproofed and lined too.  Being made by one of the volunteers.  I think they look not bad for a few quid, what do you think?)

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nutcutlet

That's quite big.

If I'd been flooded and had one of those I'd fill it with rootings and cuttings, cadged or donated by generous people and grow them on for the future