Posted: 07/04/2014 at 07:14
Hello everyone, I'm back after manic few days at work (and another stretch coming up, but then I can see light at end of tunnel...). You've all been busy! Well done to Artjak for starting the Transport thread - that is just what we needed.
Well done to CHICKY and BREAK23 for linking up with a plan to get some plants moving west.
And ARTJAK, great news about your Bristol friend, and you are a star for being willing to make such a long trek.
NUT - I know you still need transport help and staging posts - we'll all keep trying on that one. (I wonder if there is anything that could happen about a half-way rendezvous between you and Chicky....perhaps not.)
GJ - still no solution for the Haydock-to-Somerset leg, but we'll keep trying.
Meanwhile, I've sent a few hopeful feelers out on the Somerset Volunteers network asking for transport help. We have an offer from someone who travels to Devon regulalrly, who can pick up from EXETER or NEWTON ABBOT. I know that doesn't help anyone who is posting right now, but perhaps someone else might read this and think they could offer some plants? And at least it shows that there are people willing to help, we just need to keep asking.
I've also sent a message to the Young Farmers group who've been bringing convoys of forage to the Somerset farms - just on the off-chance that if they are making another run they might have some spare space in their lorry cabs! You never know. They're trying to drum up help from haulage firms too, so we might be able to piggyback on that.
At the Somerset end, Andrew has had some more donations of compost so still has supplies for potting on, hoorah.
I'm dashing around the place again now for three or four days so don't be surprised if I'm a bit silent at this end. Then I'll be back in full voice, I promise!
You are all being great. It is so heart-warming to see what a group of individuals can achieve when we all work together!