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Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:27

Hi Forkers, here we go again, waders on preparing to shout at the water!

Stay safe everybody, this will end soon.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 12:58

Lovely and sunny here as well, but think I would need a lilo, or a dingy to enjoy the garden today.

The water level is continuing to drop and the bitter wind might help to dry stuff a bit.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 09:30

Morning all, glad to here that all forkers appear to be safe with not too much damage.

Glad to say the water has receeded a fair bit here, lets hope it will go down before the next storm.

Artjak, as you say humbling. Terrible as all this is, perhaps it is good to be reminded that nature is more powerful than us, and if we want a safe planet, we should learn how to look after it, and work with it.


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 18:11

Lets all continue with the power of positive thought, and no this is not some kind of quasi? religious thing.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 18:06

Yes, Obelixx, that is a reasoned and reasonable argument. As with so many things we need to have more planning and less reacting when things get too bad.

State of the roads, public transport, anyone?


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 16:56

Hello lovely forkers. Just catghing up, and your kind wishes are really appreciated.

So far so good. There is water everywhere, but not in the house. All day I have been convinced that it is only a matter of time, but the water level is still about 3 inches under the step which opens onto the porch. The water seems to flow round both sides of the house and down into the field below; where the water is now about 1 foot deep.

I know that the problem is not over yet, with more wrather to come, but things are looking more hopeful. I am expecting ducks to be paddling over the lawns soon, but hey, if a few plants die it will give me more planting opportunities.

Everybody stay safe, and thanks again for your kind wishes.


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 09:12

Morning all. The King Canute trick seems to have worked so far, the water level is about 3 inches bellow the back door. I am now rather more worried as the rain has just started to fall again.

Being a gardener is definetely a bonus at this time, I filled a dozen large compost bags with compost late last night and hopefully they will do the trick.

Now it is just sit and wait.

Sadly I shall have to miss the Snowdrops today, although I do wonder what good I am doing here.

Stay safe everyone and as my OH said before leaving for work, be careful, you can replace things, but not people. I will hope to be on later.


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 20:29

Evening all. Just been outside to check what was going on; re, rain, snow ice etc. Ws a little surprised to find the stream has now overflowed and is running down the drive towards the river which runs to the side of our house. This has not happened before in the 18 - 19 years we have lived here, although the garden floods once or twice a year. I am getting a little concerned the house might be next.

I think I better go and move some furniture and fill some compost bags with something, just in case there is more rain.

I could do with a few Troops round here. The OH is fortunately out at post work yoga!

Stay safe.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 20:13

How about this ? The floods are terrible no doubt, but at the moment there are about 50 houses flooded on the Somerset Levels and about 600 around the Thames.

In 2007, 25000 houses in Yorkshire were flooded during the "great storm". But then I suppose it is always grim up North!

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:20

I would like to have a rant about mankinds need to kill every other animal that it comes across, or destroys its habitats; so effectively killing it.

I was in South Africa recently and was lucky enough to se a black Rhino and calf. The ranger told me that within 10 years there will be none left. He had not seen a calf for over a year. What have they done to us?

Not a single Hen harrier bred in England in 2013. Persecuted by the staff of pheasant and grouse moors.

70% decline in Starlings in last 20 years. Why? We have destroyed their habitats.


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