ok, folks, i've had a few, but will try to answer you all.please excuse me if I ramble!
Rosie, I'm not wonderful, all of the members who send seeds are.All i do is sit here and get lovely packages, then file them ready to send. One more week and the box for now goes so that those who are growing for the unfortunate can get a good go at it. We can still ask for more seeds/plants in a more leisurely manner when immediate results are not so neccessary. 250 packets doesn't actually look like much, once filed away. How many gardens are we talking about?
Artjak is,wonderful for the idea, and you are for the work you have put in.I am not comfortable with the praise that I am getting. All I do is get the seeds, and will send them on. Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy! You are chasing up everyone for plant transport, and running the whole shebang. Found where I should send the seeds, when all I thought of was collecting them. I left it to you to tell me where to send them.
So, I am giving YOU an 'official' title. 'Head Boss and Co-ordinator for the Flood Appeal'. The wording can be worked on, but it must show your efforts. And once decided on, you will have a card to prove it, as you did for me!
KEF. you are obviously not a member who could be called into the 'seedaholics' thread. As far as I know, you are the only person who went out, deliberately, to buy seeds to send, to help. That makes you very sad (why did you not have seeds of your own to part with) But also extremely generous. Not in the amount of money you spent, but that you did, and that you thought of seeds that could work, now. You have shamed all the rest of us 'seedaholics', and shown true,altruism. Of all of the rest of us who gave seeds, we gave excess, or thse that we then realised we could not grow.
Artjak, are you a bit bewildered by what you have started? Did you ever think it might become so big? I was asking Daniel tonight whether GW might consider a paragraph, then I find it is already done! I'm so slow!
Philippa, yours are the only 'home collected' seeds so far. And it is yours that I am not sure how to classify. Also, I believe that if plants can be got to you, you might be able to move them to where they may be needed most?
If any of you have any issue with what I Have said, or can help further, please PM me. in reply. i will pm my phone no, as I believe that some more direct contact is neccessary to move this cause onwards.
Sport Relief has already raised a record amount of money,£51 million and it has not all been counted in, yet. Only a small proportion of that is actually spent HERE.
I am not expecting that we can raise anything like that amount of money. But wouldn't it be great if we could raise money for disadvantaged or disabled gardeners. All organically, selling our excess, and including ANY disadvantaged people WITHOUT specific problems. Include those without specific disabilities. Just don't have the space, or can't get away due to caring for parents or kids.Sharing space, like IncredibleEdilble. If a tiny town like Todmorden can do it, maybe we can collectively at least avoid taxes, and grow some unusual fruit and veg at the same time?
So far, this forum has shown that gardeners care about others. Can we use that, after we have got the 'Gardens' back up and running?
We have Comic Relief, Sport Relief, and any other number of reliefs., Oh, and Children in Need.. Pudsey in all of his guises. Does Pudsey ever raise £51 million to support children in our own country? I donated to Sport Relief yesterday. When I saw a British need. They were hard to find. My blooodline is very uncertain. My Dad was the only black child of 10 kids from the same mother. she never brought any of them up.only admitted t