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Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:41

Artjak, are you on the Gt Ouse, or one of the drains? 

Ground coverage

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:39

It is magical Artjak - I love it - there is nothing there but the landscape and the plants. Oh, and apparently nightingales visit in the summer.

And when you visit you can imagine the stone being hewn from there to build all the little cottages locally - my mother in law's home is built of Barnack stone.  


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:16

Good morning Verdun

We have bright blue skies and sunshine here too now - time to get ready for some food shopping - must make a list ............

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Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:14

Hi, no it's different - do you use PMs?  If you do then just put Daniel Haynes into the address line.  


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:10

Hi KEF  - I think the problem is going to be that the floods won't go down until the tidal surges stop, and there's two more forecast.

Isn't it amazing - our Rattan designing friend tells us that you can make virtually anything out of rattan, but when  I asked if he could make a birdbox he got all upset 


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 08:55

Not good along the Norfolk coast 

Son in law has gone to check on his elderly mother as her house near Ipswich Waterfront is surrounded by floodwater, although it hasn't reached her home.   Good job he's 6'6",

I've just heard that the 1953 Flood Level at the Harbour Inn Southwold has been exceeded!!!

Thank goodness we were forewarned this time - we complain about the Met Office forecasts - I think we sometimes forget how far this science has come in 60 years! 


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 08:38

Can you make bird boxes from Rattan? 


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 07:30

Good morning all  

Nelson Mandela - a hero for all of my life -  what a huge difference he has made to the world and how he will be missed 

My family are all safe  although the various communities where they live are all surrounded by flood water and they are cut off.   It is likely that they will remain cut off for the next couple of days until the forthcoming tidal surges die down.  Many of the smaller communities are also without electricity.


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:36

No, don't think so.  He'll survive - he's a big farmer, but it'll have an impact - and of course when multiplied up by all the other farms affected it also impacts on the amount of produce he and other farmers are able to supply to the supermarkets and the prices in the shops    It may also have some impact on jobs in that area 

Late summer flowering clematis

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:32

I agree, don't move it, but do make sure it gets plenty of water and mulch it well. 

You can also bring a couple of branches down to ground level and layer it to provide some cuttings to make more plants  for elsewhere 

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