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Pototos

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:24

Ooh! I might try some in the g/house, in a potato bag. Nothing ventured; nothing gained. Thank you jad1 for inspiring me.

weather

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:19

Scott, that is very good advice. Also if he is a tenant of a Housing Assoc. he will probably have some wording in his lease that requires him to behave in a neighbourly fashion.

Brumbull, what is SAF?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:08

Sorry, have been inundated with paperwork so could not reply to all these wonderful responses.

Verdun, Nut, Panda, and everyone else who has been so positive; yes of course it will be probably 3 months before anyone can plant in the worst hit areas.

Dove; I am thinking of Horticultural Societies/Gardening Clubs in the affected areas.

Brumbull; thank you for your input, but bear in mind that all veg produced as recently as the late19th early 20th century was manured with 'night soil'. As long as veg are VERY well washed, they should be ok.

Next week I will try to contact relevant organisations in the flooded areas; if anyone knows people in these places, please let me know.

We can all only grow the plants that we know and would normally grow; for me that is veg seedlings and some annual flowers. Though could do Pelagonium cuttings.

Let's get on with it

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:06

Nut, I'm thinking of 2/3 months time, thank you for responding

I'm hoping that other members know people who have suffered from the flooding, OR we find a way to help gardeners who aren't necessarily members of the forum.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:58

Even forumatti who live far away could donate the remainders of seed packets.

Chicky, thank you, and verdun and polyanthus. Who do we know who is in the affected areas?

Though I suppose that they may not be online if their house is under water.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 17:41

StarG, I love that image of the old lady and the shadow

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 17:39

Bump, 'cos it's important.

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 17:34

Jim Macd, I'm crying with laughter with memories of the 'dead parrot sketch' I'm going to try it with dead plants the next time I go to B&Q

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 17:27

Er, actually B-L I'm not a particularly 'lovely' person, (have always wanted to be nicer than I am) just v. practical.

I think if people could start thinking now about sowing more seeds than they need, doing cuttings etc. then we need some way of contacting people in the worst flooded areas...are there any forumatti badly affected? They would know keen gardeners in their area who have suffered major damage.

I am quite happy to do a day or 2 drive in a month or 2, collecting seedlings and plants and delivering them to where they are needed.

I think this could work.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:26

I am thinking of taking cuttings/ potting on spare seedlings, collecting from others and then driving over to Somerset when the gardens have dried out. Anyone else up for it?

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Well, I never knew that!

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Wow, what a sunset!

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What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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