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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:38

Ryan, bless you, have just looked at your profile and I am sure you will succeed, but which area are you in? and does your wonderful mother (what DID you get her for mother's Sunday?) mind helping out?

ph2, can you pm me on your post code so I can try to co-ordinate things?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:00

OH, ph2 I did not realise what you are up against! All I can suggest is weed suppressing membrane over the whole lot; cut an X for where you are planting, and then pea shingle the rest. That is what I had to do here for a large area that had just been field before, but then I made slightly raised veg beds and because the weeds had been suppressed for a year or 3, it seems to have worked.

Pinching out

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:55

Let us hope they are not 'moneymaker' Bob Flowerdew, I think, said recently on GQT that they are pretty tasteless.

Bamboo canes

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:42

Mad51, I am really puzzled by this; some of my bamboo canes are 8 years old and not one has rotted! The 8' long ones are still 8' long Where are you keeping them in the winter?

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:38

Oh Tonks... I think we have all done that...and not just once

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.

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