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Latest posts by artjak

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 10:19

Sunny Sunday bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 10:18

Rosie, you are so right; it has a life of it's own

Lizzie and philippa, thank you for your thoughts

a few pic's of my fruit and veg plants

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:27

My brother who had a degree in horticulture told me about hydroponics in the early seventies. The highly nutritious liquid that the plants are grown in is then poured away; makes it's way into lakes and rivers, giving them a very high level of nutrients. This encourages the plants in the water to grow far larger than they normally would. This de-oxygenates the water and you then have dead lakes and rivers.

I hope I have not explained this badly, I am not a scientist, I simply remember what I was told by someone who was.

Help needed

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:20

I spent about 4 years getting rid of these seedlings

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:17

Ph, am back, see other thread

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:15

Philippa; got back to the Fens; drove 600 miles, utterly appalling weather; massive traffic jams, but the worst problem was that Councils don't trim back foliage from in front of important road signs.

But forgetting all the agro; met the lovely man who is running the plant creche, beautifully situated on a farm. He says that a charity called Flag collect the plants every few days and do the distribution. Also he had good news; he reckons that the soil in formerly flooded gardens is not in that bad a condition.

Met up with an old friend in Bristol, we have arranged to do things later in the summer, so in total, a wonderful little adventure

Help needed

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:05

OL, we are all learning...and I expect you could teach us a thing or two!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:03


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:02

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:28

Philippa, thank you. Will just leave them on the concrete bit as he still has not got back to me; perhaps on his hols.

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