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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 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:29

Thanks Gilly - brother is a  potato and veg farmer - he's expecting more than 100 acres to be flooded with seawater overnight - it will be useless for growing anything for some years afterwards 

email responses

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:27

They are working on the problem - I never get email notifications of PMs although I ticked the box  - sometimes I get a little number up by my name in the top right corner, but more often than not I don't - there seems no rhyme or reason to it but they are working on it.  

If problems continue send a PM to Daniel 

Ground coverage

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:20

It sounds as if your limestone bunds are a similar habitat to that at one of my favourite places, the Hills and Holes near Barnack in Northants - have a look at the list of wild flowers that grow there - they'd probably be very happy with you too 

Bottle propagator (see photo).

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:16

During the winter you could experiment with growing 'Mustard and Cress' then you'd have something to make egg and cress sandwiches with 


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 21:07

Hi again - glad you're all ok - I've been trying to contact son and his wife - they live just a mile inland from the Suffolk coast - no reply on mobiles or landline all evening - I began to think something was wrong ........... but they're fine - just out somewhere they had to have  their phones switched off.  They're on the way home now - they should be ok - if the sea comes over it'll get two nuclear power stations before it gets to them 

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