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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:33

I've just checked on google maps; it's 230 mile approx from here to Somerset levels, I can't do that and back in a day; Nutcutlet is a bit closer, but also could not do that in a day. That is why we need relay drivers.

As I said on the new thread, I don't mind doing the whole trip and taking it in stages, but I appreciate that others for various reasons can't spare that much time.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:26

I've started a new thread looking for relays to take plants across country.

philippa, when dealing with Ground Elder for a client (in a previous incarnation I did a bit of professional gardening) I rinsed the roots of the plants I wanted to keep to get rid of the weeds.

Rosie, you sound really busy, take a break and relax please

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:20

The support for 'help for flooded gardens' has taken off in spectacular ways

We now need a little help from everyone for people transporting plants across the country.

If anyone can volunteer a van, truck, or even the back of a hatchback for a leg of the journey to the Somerset levels, there would be so much gratitude from so many sourcesIt's OK for me, I'm a retired wrinkly with an LPG car and can get from Norfolk to Somerset via staying with a friend and it won't cost too much... but for working people who don't have time, they can only take the plants so far.

I know all you lovely forumatti will come through for this, it matters, these gardens down in Somerset have been destroyed; either by water or the bulldozers moving earth to be a buffer against the flood water.

Pinching out

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 18:26

Hi Heather, last year I was asking a similar question and I learnt that Cosmos like to be pinched out. But there does not seem to be a hard and fast list.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 18:21

Lizzie, I would think that it is worth it; perhaps Rosie can advise here. Also if you do facebook, apparently there is some info there on something like 'community in bloom'. Again, Rosie is the one who knows about that.

I am potting up loads of plants as I know from making my garden from scratch how many plants you need to fill a space.

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:55

Orchid, your garden looks sooooo organised Love the new greenhouse; may you have many seedlings and none of them weeds

Rose Garden

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:47

You could have all of them the same colour e.g. white, but different types that would flower over a long season.

Indoor stylish hydroponics?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:45

What will happen with the highly nutritious water used for the hydroponic growing? After it is used, it will be poured away. It will then enter eventually into the waterways, carrying all those nutrients...and all the water plants will grow and grow and de-oxygenate the water and the river will be dead

That is your bed time story for tonight children.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:39

Lychnis Coronaria, Alba. Papaver, orange, loads of Marjoram, lifted and divided - my hands smelt divine after handling it

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:27

Asier Galdos link takes you to youtube, a jolly tune and some kind of lesson that is quite incomprehensible on how to use some website

Dove, you are quite right; we've got plenty of cake and Verdun to tease, what more could we want?

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