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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?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:05

It is, I know, far too early yet but could we create a seed/plant gift for people whose gardens have been flooded for weeks and whose plants have died?

I know I would be pretty heartbroken if my garden was under water for weeks and I don't suppose that the Insurance Companies pay out for plants.

Has anyone any ideas as to how this could be implemented?

Help on the way.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:55

Heard on radio 4 this pm that farmers from, I think Yorkshire, are taking cattle feed down to the farmers in Somerset, even Tesco are offering the use of their trucks (would you Adam and Eve it!) But as one Northern farmer pointed out, the Somerset Farms will need cattle feed for the whole year as their crops will be ruined/ drowned.

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:51

Perki, I am so sorry; I know I would be soooo upset if the same happened to my greenhouse.

HODSOCK PRIORY

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:47

Panda, I was briefly in Ixworth in Suffolk today, walking the small mutt; there was a lovely drift of snowdrops down by the river; must remember to take my camera with me in future

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