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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:12

St John's in in Worcester, and is close to the river that burst it's banks in the central of the city, I can't tell you too much because I've not lived here long myself!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-flooding-in-worcester-causes-river-severn-to-hit-highest-level-on-record-9127025.html

I recall St John, just an area of worcester being worse effected as the bridge over the Severn that connects them to the city centre was too unsafe to use and was closed to traffic and later pedestrians. People were unable to get to work, and a lot of the shops had to close early - mine included for safety of staff returning home, and of course the lack of people able to get into town! The bus service had up to four hour queues!

From what I saw on the news the flooding here wasn't as bad as in the south, but I am aware that a considerable amount of damage was done to a lot of properties and gardens, and I'm sure there are keen gardeners out there that did have their gardens effectively ruined, but I've been unable to source local gardener groups or active forums to inquire.

http://www.airexperiences.co.uk/aerial-photography/uk-floods-worcester/

There's some additional photos of the floods...

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:55

I don't have much, but if anyone knows anyone in Worcester affected by our floods, I have some Zinnia, Marigolds and Dahlias to give away... Nothing too exciting, but it's all I have for the moment, I will have carnations and candytuft ready in a couple of weeks too...

It might not help anyone, but I know the flooding was quite bad on the St John side of things, I was a lucky one!

Plant ids please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:50

Valerian as in the stuff cat's go bonkers for as an alternative to catnip? Will have to look into getting some myself.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:48

OL, It's ever such a dinky house, but it's really starting to feel like home now I'm putting time and effort into it. I think I'd actually be loathed to move now, and I've not felt like that in a good few years!

Thin, shallow and uneven borders, full of wood chippings...

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:37

I've all but run out of space for my pots, and I have a huge amount of marigolds, dahlias, carnations and zinnias grown from seed that I want to use, the only space I have remaining is this thin border running the length of the garden and drive, problem is it's home to lots of bark, stones, bricks, and not a lot else...

What, if anything is appropriate to grow here, with relatively quick results in time for summer? I'd like to create some height and colour if at all possible, I shall attach a picture showing the size of it.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42029.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 There's an even smaller border next to the lawn, where I prop up my bike, and a short one where the 'purple spidery plant' is... I was thinking of growing some veg there now we don't use the car! At least until we get the allotment...

Anyway, your input and ideas would be great!

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:30

Not much happening in my garden, we've had some not so pleasant weather here in Worcester, but I did get three or so hours yesterday to do some potting up, weeding and the such. Got the lawn finally mown, I can try and focus on getting rid of all the daisies - tips on a postcard please, and maybe trying something with our small borders, but that's for a different thread!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42022.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42023.jpg?width=358&height=350&mode=max

 I was overzealous with my weeding and found this wee bulb, there were still some roots attached, so I'm hoping it might grow, I had a spare pot, so I don't see any harm in seeing what may come of it!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42024.jpg?width=358&height=350&mode=max

 Sadly with the rain, the parsley shoots we waiting for so long to show got flooded the other day, I drained it as best I can and have left it alone since... The coriander on the right is thriving though!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42025.jpg?width=358&height=350&mode=max

 We treated ourselves to this lovely watering can, I'm resisting to turn it into a planter with some tumbling ivy and maybe some pansies.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42026.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42027.jpg?width=358&height=350&mode=max

 Ran out of space in the Greenhouse! Needs must! I have so many plants, for such a tiny space, I'm hoping I can find someone who wants them if they survive being outside!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42028.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Now I've got the lawn cut, I can show you the entirety of the size of the garden without being too embarrassed of all the weeds!  The small border to the right isn't very deep, and is topped with wood chips, so I don't know if they're appropriate to plant in.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:09

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42017.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Look just how smart it looks!

Had our landlord come around to look at fixing a damp patch, commended our garden, and said we could turn the lawn into a veg patch! Truly surprised! I'm quite happy for it to just be some grass though!

Newbie!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:59

Looks like you've been doing it for years! Looks fab!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:50

I wouldn't be allowed to do that Georgie, I don't much fancy having my deposit docked for new turf and the cost of labour either! It's what I'd do if I ever do own a lawn though, I can't say i'm much into grass, probably because I don't have kids!

 

However! Next door had their gardener over this afternoon, minutes after us returning from town, they'd obviously forgotten to mention us to him, so we pretty much pounced on the chap! Anyway, £5 down the line we have a mown lawn, a bag of grass cuttings to compost, and learned that this man keeps bees, and in turn learned a lot about bees which are absolutely fascinating!

I am still going to try and 'win' this mini mower on ebay though, simply because it might be handy should we move in three months time to a place with a lawn too.

It looks so good mown though, I almost see the appeal!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:30

He's gravelled half Dove!

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