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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:05

gardeners-world-that-i-missed-last-night bump

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:36

Yes, artjak, that would work....last year I raised my dahlia tubers just in cardboard boxes lined with old compost bags (or binliners), and filled with compost.  Not pretty but they worked fine, and a lot cheaper than pots. 

And I remember that I also used lots of those thin wooden crates from the veggie stalls on the market - they were going to throw them out so I got them free - and lined them with newpaper to cover the gaps bewteen the slats, then with plastic and filled with compost.  Very good - nice and strong and easy to carry.

I did have rather a large stock of dahlia tubers.... ... I've left them in the ground this year, doing it the lazy way!


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:14

Do you need the 'trays' to be liftable?  I made the whole of a shelf into a substitute gravel tray by putting some offcuts of wood strips along each side to create upright sides, then a ripped open old compost bag for waterproof layer, then gravel on the plastic which held it down and in shape.  Couldn't lift it but it worked well (although a bit of a mess when dismantled at end of season ...

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:32


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:56

Hi Golarne...  not sure why you can't find Community Blooms on Facebook (it is all a bit of a mystery to me). 

Has anyone else managed to find it?  Could anyone who 'does' facebook try to find Community Blooms?  (Can anyone FB-savvy out there think why Golarne can't find it?)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:53

Artjak, you are a STAR!

Right, does anyone know of any LPG garages on the way from London to Somerset?  I think we are talking M3, A303. 

I'll check out the Somerset end...


Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:58

Aha! we're going to need some sort of relay to get plants from Peterborough to the M4 or M5.  Can anyone reading this offer any help (or offer to be a staging post to look after plants between lifts?)

Our furthest flung member seems to be gardenjeannie... in Ayr!  She thinks should might be able to get her plants down south as far as the M6 junction 23-ish.  But then we'd need a relay for getting them further south....any suggestions?

I'm continuing to look for help from national couriers and chains, but not even having my notes acknowledged so far.  Will keep trying... but in the meantime wouldn't it be great it we could sort something out ourselves?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:45

artjak and nut - well done!  Next challenge is transport....hmmm....I'm sure we can crack it..... (Nut, where are you?)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:44

.... and here are Lizzie's plants safely arrived at the Somerset 'plant creche', getting tender love and care until they are adopted by needy gardeners.  First load delivered - well done message board!  (If anyone wants to see more on facebook, go to the facebook page called 'Community Blooms'.)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 17:07

tea time bump

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