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26/02/2014 at 23:18
pinkquartet wrote (see)

I have got loads of free packets of seeds from magazines from the last couple of years which I would gladly send if they would be of use.Just let me know when to send and where to.


I don't mind collecting any seeds to send I mentioned before. Once there is a central place to send them, I will box them all up and send on by courier. As you can send 15kg for around£10, I can afford that, if people don't mind sending by 2nd class post to me. All contributors will be named.

Rosie, Thought I could order them into veg, annual flowers, perennials, herbs, then people could choose what suits at the destination?

Will be dividing and growing extra. A chance to change those beds after all, without wasting plants!


27/02/2014 at 07:24
Rosie31 wrote (see)

Clarington, yes please to the roses, thank you!  Where are you?

Thanks artjak and everyone...


Rosie - I'm South Yorkshire near Sheffield but closer the time when plants are wanted I'll see what's happening in ways of transport and if there's enough of us locally / on route and we can then discuss either loading up my truck and having a road trip or getting parcels sent down.

27/02/2014 at 07:26


artjak wrote (see)

Clarington, that is a great idea about nearly dead plants, esp. at B&Q (they don't seem to know about water there)

Oh our local LOVES using water! My car boot is swimming when I get home sometimes.

27/02/2014 at 09:14

You are all wonderful.


27/02/2014 at 10:36

...and so are you Rosie.

27/02/2014 at 12:16



27/02/2014 at 12:20

I have just had this message from the Somerset message board.  I told them that you were all thinking of them, and that there was a seed collection underway, and offers of plants, and sowing extra, etc.  Here is what came back as a message  to you all:

"That is just wonderful.  Sometimes things happen in life which can make one want to give it all up, and then total strangers get together in order to make better and life once again becomes bearable. Peoples kindness knows no bounds!"

So, you are already helping just by being WILLING to help and showing that you care!  Well done everyone!

27/02/2014 at 19:46

Give my love to the people on the Somerset message board Rosie; the reason I came up with this idea was that I know how utterly desperate I would feel if my garden was destroyed. Please assure them that though our efforts may be clumsy, we will try to provide them with a large selection of plants in the early summer or when their gardens are ready to accept them

27/02/2014 at 20:21

Big grin, artjak!

28/02/2014 at 08:27

morning bump time

28/02/2014 at 14:59

and bump...


28/02/2014 at 17:55

Evening bump from me 

28/02/2014 at 17:55

More rain again last night and today and no good forecasts so far.  It has also turned much colder which doesn't help any sodden plants which people may have been able to rescue from the flood water.

There is still an awful lot of water lying here seems never  ending.

Whereas May seemed feasible at's only a couple of months away and if things don't improve soon, I wonder it might be a little too early ?

Worth a rethink ?  But the Somerset Message board will be the key so their thoughts are vital to Artjacs planning.



28/02/2014 at 20:13

gone quiet on the news , wheres the prime minister. these people need HELP . bump

28/02/2014 at 21:33

If May won't work, June will do perhaps. When I started my garden, it was in early July 2001; it still worked for that season

Let's keep planting and taking cuttings.

28/02/2014 at 21:52


01/03/2014 at 07:39

Bumping up! 

01/03/2014 at 08:56

For me, giving cash is most effective way for me to help generally. Will keep posted here for details etc how amd when to do that.  

On a Personal I said cuttings or divisions of plants to those on the forum or to those known by the them.  

Its a major logistical problem there it seems.......some big lateral thinking needed because this flooding will happen again and again.

01/03/2014 at 09:04

I've been trying to think practically about which plants are the most likely to have been annihilated - I'm thinking that maybe moisture loving shrubs, e.g. dogwood etc might have survived, but those that need good drainage e.g. Mediterranean plants, bays, rosemary etc will undoubtedly have succumbed.  That's guiding my plans ....

01/03/2014 at 09:38

We are having some gardeners visit work (James Wong and Christine Walkden are 2 I can remember) for a seminar, and tickets are balloted. I have put my name down for one (no promises I'll win a spot) and we get to ask a question. mine relates to the flooding and gardening  Will let you all know if I am successful and what, if any, answer I get! 

Cross your fingers for me 

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