Awful Weather but Life Continues

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Awful Weather but Life Continues
« on: February 24, 2020, 20:29 »
Itís been an awful week for many of us in Britain, pouring rain and strong winds make venturing outside unpleasant and the ground is absolutely sodden. Weíre the lucky ones compared to those whoíve watched their homes and gardens sink under filthy water as rivers burst their banks and flood the lands around

Awful Weather but Life Continues
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Re: Awful Weather but Life Continues
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 18:01 »
You are right about the weather.  We can moan and groan, but I can't imagine how awful it must be for those mopping up their homes after an influx of water with goodness knows what in it  :(

Not sure about the scary lighting though.  It might be a set of grow lights on a dodgy timer setting, but who knows ... invasion of the bean seed snatchers maybe  :unsure:  :ohmy:  :lol:

Just be careful out there  ;)

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Re: Awful Weather but Life Continues
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 18:14 »
 Well I snapped a photo...
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Re: Awful Weather but Life Continues
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 06:00 »
Kent/Kentish chums will know the area around Smarden, which is very low down, and hosts several small streams which all meet up in a swathe of small rivers from Yalding southwards.

In October 2000, I tried to cross the area where the tiny R.Beult normally goes under a bridge, but on this occasion, it also went over the road near The Smarden Bell... When it reached the floor well, a worried Growster decided to bail out - literally, and just got everything up on the back shelf before the seats got soaked! The car was a write-off.

Respecting nature is something that should be taught, but the experience of being caught out by a tiny stream in full fury is one I'll never forget, hence the repeated post here!

Poor old Yalding has been clobbered yet again, and the areas around the Rother at Bodiam and Newenden are almost permanent wetlands now, which oddly enough, is the best way to manage the area!

But we don't have the sort of terrain you have John, if Japanese Knotweed wasn't such a pest when it breaks up on river banks, I'd plant a whole lot halfway up the hill and let it do its stuff there!


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Re: Awful Weather but Life Continues
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 09:50 »
As I understand it, as things warm up the air can hold more water and so we get these super-high rainfalls with all the flooding problems. We've never suffered a flood as such but I can imagine how awful it must be.
Not sure what you're getting at with Japanese Knotweed?

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Re: Awful Weather but Life Continues
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 10:39 »
"Not sure what you're getting at with Japanese Knotweed?"

It was found that if the stuff was growing near a flowing waterway, bits would break off and float a way to root somewhere else.

As it is a binding root, I wondered if it could tie the loose stuff together on a moving hillside, and create a more stable 'lump'!

Not very scientific really - should try harder..:0(

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Re: Awful Weather but Life Continues
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 10:42 »
Hellfire, looking at the similar sites posts below all this is one from you, John...

https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=129669.0

What a difference a year makes - almost to the day!

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Re: Awful Weather but Life Continues
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 11:48 »
Seems like a dream now! The other day I went up to the chickens, hail hitting me in the face on the way up and rain soaking on the way back. I had to change my soaked trousers.
At least its not raining out there today but it's blinking cold in the wind.


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