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Hi KEF - yes, he's changing shape every single day!  Obviously we're feeding him too much....




Seeds posted today.






Bump from Pongo and me.


Bump from Flossie -Flo


Bump and bark.  P XXX


Rosie, any more news about the flooded gardens? Are they starting to drain?

Artjak........I drove past Dunball the other day and the pumps were still emptying into the River Parret.

We've had several days of no rain but it will take a bit more than that for the worst part of the Levels.

I've not seen G Jeannie posting recently............I sent some seeds a week ago  (along with everyone else I think) so I hope she is not buried under a seed mountain







philippa, I just had visions of GJ unable to get out of the house, with a mountain of seed packets covering her front door.

Are these the big pumps from Holland?

Artjac...............likewise re GJ..........hope she emerges soon otherwise I can see having to get a Flying Squad to rescue her ( bags I being DI Reagan )

The pumps at Dunball were the Dutch ones.............they had a problem a few weeks ago as it became necessary to reinforce the banks to sit the pumps on...........I remember a few weeks ago, the pumps were inoperative for a while due to this.


Yes ph, I remember seeing this on BBC website. So they are still pumping away after all these weeks; it is impossible for me to visualize just how much water there is in that area. I really hope that these people can reclaim their homes and gardens soon

Artjac.......If you look at the R Parret at Bridgwater, you wouldn't think there was a problem but just that few miles further inland...........well, some of Rosie's pics say it all

There is really going to have to be some joined up thinking between the various authorities in order to try and ameliorate the flood problem......not only on the Levels but for other vulnerable areas too.

Ever thought of standing for Parliament ? Sometimes I wonder about our representatives............but I suppose we can't complain too much unless we are willing to replace for thought ?

Let's just hope we can at least bring a bit of pleasure to some of the people affected....... 

Sorry.......I should have put that on Kef's "Get it off your Chest "


Picture in today's Telegraph shows road now open in Moorland (where it says they had 8ft of water and I'm only 5 ft - doesn't bear thinking about!

Got lots of potted up plants to go whenever we get the word.


Hello all! 

Lizzie - great news on potted plants.  I think there is now an infrastructure in the flooded area ready to receive them.... our challenge is going to be transport.  I've had no luck so far in drumming up help from various national chains, but I'm not giving up!  In the meantime.... where are you?  Maybe we can use you as a test case to see if we can manage transport using members of this forum... (eg who lives near you and is planning to travel in the right direction, maybe relaying with other members?).  Yes, OK, probably too complicated but we could at least look into it!

Meanwhile I'm also beginning to thing that GJ must have drowned in a flood of seed packets!  Or possibly the fine weather has at last let her get out there into the lovely garden and do productive things.  I think we are all feeling better now the sun is shining...



My seed donation should have arrived yesterday


Lizzie, silly me, you are in Bath of course, aren't you!

Perhaps we could arrange a clever way to get your offerings to Somerset - I go back and forth along the M4 quite often so perhaps we could rendezvous at the junction if that suited you?  What do you think?