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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:29

bumping with frozen fingers; had a glorious day in the garden until just now when, though the sun was still strong, it got mightily cold. Dashed around putting all the trays of seedlings back into the g/h and the cons.

I counted how many pots I've got to take down to Somerset and so far it is only about 70, but there are many more seedlings to be potted up and put on, hopefully, a spurt of growth before mid May. The wonderful orange Papaver seedlings that I dug up and potted about a week ago are settling in well (at least they don't need bringing in at night!)

Nutcutlet very kindly gave me some Allium Italicum the other week; I planted it on the dark side of the rockery, where only Corydalis seems to thrive and just now discovered some Solomon's Seal in there with it Thanks Nut

I remember the first time ever going to Chelsea Flower Show, on the last day when everyone is buying plants like crazy. Finally the show closed and we all shuffled veeeery slooowly towards the only exit; me carrying 2 HUGE pots of Soloman's Seal, one for my neighbour (when I still lived in London) who was a member of the RHS and advised me and taught me so much. All the gardeners shuffling along were so lovely and friendly, no one was irritable or bad tempered, and when we finally got out of the area, I'd made friends with a charming man; I guarded all his plants, he went to get his car and gave me a lift home. All along Cromwell Road, cars had small trees coming out of the sun roofs, boots tied open with rope and small forests in the back.

The memory of that day, triggered by finding that Soloman's Seal, made me focus on why I want to help those gardeners in Somerset; because I've never met a nasty gardener

My Seedlings

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:59

Isn't it wonderful; am growing Delphiniums from seed this year as am completely addicted to them and it was starting to become an expensive habit

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:56

Orchid L, thank you

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:55

Rosie and Lizzie, I'm sure your brother is thinking of the planet, and quite right too

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:37


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:36

Lizzie, I can see his point of view, but the point of all this is not just to provide free plants to people who have been flooded, but to show them that gardeners all over the country have their interests at heart; that we empathise with them.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:27

Have you started hardening it off yet? I've just started with mine, but I too, was amazed at how fast they have popped up this year; will probably pot mine on v. soon

Expensive gardening mistake - help needed

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:26

Consider the materials that they use to stop the soil sliding off steep slopes and onto motorways; it is a sort of chicken wire on steroids.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:17


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:16

Queen of the road for sure Lizzie

I fear you are right Nut, I was thinking Hull was further South than it is....and

I thought Orchid lady lived in the West Country.

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