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philippa, that is very interesting. Last Autumn when there was a danger of East Anglia flooding because of high tides (as happened in 1953) I spent hours trying to contact the EA, both by phone and on their website with no luck. I complained sharply by email and the response was 'that they hadn't realised so many people would try to get onto the site'!!! If local responsibility is taken out of their hands that can only be a good thing; they seem to me to be out of touch with the reality of flooding.
It's the sea that's the threat here isn't it artjak. Drainage of the rivers seems more sorted. I think our place is OK til the sea level rises some more so if you ever do have to evacuate we have a spare room
Nut, you are so kind; and I promise to help you with weeding in exchange
A bit of a bump in case anyone is interested
Am assuming that all plants have now been delivered to Langport but have no idea whether more are required. I guess most of us are now busy in our own gardens but it would be helpful to know if another "push" is required at the end of the summer.......maybe cuttings that have been grown on, plants divided, etc.?
I'd certainly be happy to collect again from J 24 and deliver if anyone needs
Philippa, I think we need Rosie to tell us about that as she uses facebook.
I will check it out, folks! Watch this space...
A little bump to keep everything lively...the weather here in the Fens has been pretty fab; both rain and sun. Rosie we await your facebook news
Have been harvesting fruit and veg all day; may have to make gooseberry wine (there is only so much gooseberry fool that one can eat)
Still waiting to hear from my fb contacts. Sorry! Will chase.
Fabulous day here. Hope the weather holds for the weekend, we've big party in the garden (50 or so people coming) so we don't want rain!
Fingers crossed for your party Rosie........hot here but very windy..........if sunny here at weekend, I'll make sure to send over Bristol Channel for you
Hope you have a lovely time Rose.
Hope your garden party went with a swing Rosie, weather here in Bath still very hot and sunny so hope you had the same (although I would like some rain tonight)
Lizzie, you can have ours
Well, I've heard back from our friends in Somerset. At the moment the demand for plants has died down (most are now in the ground, and the big clean-up effort is focused on homes and interiors now). Andrew suggests that we should avoid building up a backlog of plants in pots that need watering over the summer, so the pressure is off for now.
Huge, huge thanks from everyone on the levels to everyone who has done so much over the past few months. The boost to morale, as well as the boost to gardens, just can't be over-stated. I've had a message from Gardeners' World Magazine that they might want to run an article on what we've been doing (well done Artjak!), so I'll let you all know how that goes.
Big grin, big hugs, and big thanks to everyone!
(and Pongo sends big licks to flossie flo)