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A bit of a drainage problem

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:57

Good on you Stephanie - what a brilliant way to view what must have been a rather worrying time for you. Imagine you live in the same part of the world as Muddle Up (see her posts from yesterday on the Resurrected 15 thread).

It must have been quite heart breaking watching all that muddy water sweep over all your hard work - but it sounds as though a lot is recoverable. Do you have a local 'Jungle Drums' type emailing set up where you live? You could post to see if your garden store etc has ended up in someone else's garden.

On the bright side - I think you will be able to reinstate your garden and plants quite quickly (it's prolonged submersion that kills things) - and river silt really will be a wonderful addition to the garden so expect things to romp away later this season.

Lots of veg can still be sown now for a later harvest - or there is absolutely no shame in nipping out to buy some large plugs (no pun intended!) from the GC to restore the status quo.

Good luck and keep us posted with how you get on

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 09:31
Ladybird4 says:


T'Bird - your weather is good enough for you to cycle?!!!!!!


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 Well - it's grey and a bit breezy - quite chilly - but it is dry.  I have to tell you it is usually dry here even when everywhere else is having floods of biblical dimensions.

I wouldn't want to cycle too far today - but a couple of miles up the road is ok If we go to the pub it'll be about 10 miles - maybe I'm going off that idea now

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:55

Morning - will get the old push bike out later to cycle to the polling station. Might continue pedalling afterwards and steer towards the pub for lunch.

Have been thinking of M-U overnight.

Hope there's not too much damage from the river and I really hope poor little Boo is ok. I've dealt with ferals before and know they can be impossible to handle. Human intervention can also be more traumatising for them than suffering the pain of an injury. Just hope he turns up

Late spring/early summer colour

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:42

Lots of hardy geraniums flower in the May - July window. Far too many to mention and a wide variety of colours, heights and spreads.

They say there is a hardy geranium for every site and aspect except permanently waterlogged - I certainly have a wide variety used as both feature planting and as under / ground cover planting.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:36


OH comes home this morning so best get myself showered  & presentable!

Dove - wouldn't somebody from your chosen party come & drive you to the polling station & save you the cab fare? (unless you're voting green of course - in which case they might offer a crossbar...)

OH has a permanent postal vote because of his job so he's already done the deed, but he'll accompany me to the polling station later - nice to be able to go on our bikes. Might even continue the ride to the pub for lunch

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 22:59

Hmmm - bawbags - now let me guess...

Night all

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 21:08

Hope your daughter gets the plumbing sorted Runny - a little water goes an awfully long way

Glad to hear most of the cats have turned up M-U but sorry to hear poorly little tom is still missing.

Have you checked under hedges and bushes for him? They sometimes choose those sorts of places if they're ill or injured.

Fingers tightly crossed he turns up tonight or tomorrow.   x

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 16:47

PM for you Dove

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 14:29
Dovefromabove says:

Hiya Topbird   ......... lost in Norfolk eh?  Unfriendly pub landlord   ... let me know, we shall sort him out!!!

I sort of imagine Fairy to be struggling to the surface of a great big heap of political party rosettes 

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 Not so much lost as frustrated Dove.

Got to the end of a road - needed to turn right - Road Closed sign - follow diversions.

So I did - for about 6 miles. Only to end up at another (you've guessed it) - Road Closed - follow diversions 

As for the pub.... Looks nice but they clearly weren't keen on dealing with a group with 2 very small and hungry (but very well behaved) children (in spite of the welcoming notices on the website).

Their loss. My friend is on holiday for 10 days and is having a lot of visitors over that time. They'd been told the food in the pub was very good and were planning on taking several groups there. Needless to say they won't be now. Pub has just lost about 30 covers...

When I said I had bits of ash tree all over the garden I meant little brittle branches - nothing like Obx and Hosta. Chainsaws at the ready....

Last edited: 07 June 2017 14:31:31

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 13:57

That is good news Kitty - I'm never sure who gets more stressed with the 'big' exams - students or their parents. 

Nice way to spend your winnings LB

Harry is another cat who's not too fond of gale force winds. I think he probably spent most of yesterday tucked up in his basket - so he's enjoying being out on patrol today. Still very breezy but the sun's out now so it looks more cheery. 

Such a shame for those who've made all that effort for Chatsworth. Hope things pick up for them.

Stay safe M-U. Keep finding kitty cats.

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