Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Still Rising.

I should have been having a nice lazy day off work, but instead, I've been trying to salvage what is left of the garden. I've removed the greenhouse tent and anything else which is mobile to higher ground. I fear that most of the hard work of this year has been in vain. At least the flood water will fertilise the soil. All my winter vegetables are now submerged and my Mediterannean herb garden has sunk like Atlantis.

Those logs used to be the boarders of the raised beds

Bye, bye all nice things that I planted.

If only broccoli could swim.

Sunshine, but there is more rain to come

Lolly is being evacuated tonight and will stay with my parents in Oxford. Luckily for us, Steve from Polgara (see Smiles link on the right), works for the EA and has us on flood alert. We've been advised to pack a bag ready in case we have to leave as more water is expected this way. That could leave us stranded on the boat. On the bright side, at least our homes float and we don't have to toil with the sand bags like many others.

Lolly isn't so keen on all this water.


Blogger Avus said...

"Always look on the bright side" Huh? Yes, I suppose it is an advantage to have a floating home which will not get swamped. I feel really sorry for your loss of the garden though. I bet poor old Lolly is thoroughly confused by it all.

November 28, 2006 5:51 AM  
Blogger valonia said...

The water has levelled out for the moment which meant Lolly escaped evacuation for now. She's not happy about all the water and spends most of her time up a willow tree on the marina!

November 29, 2006 4:35 AM  
Blogger Pete said...


So sorry about the garden, as you say at least it will fertilise the soil, which is not much help for the winter months. Should you require Red Cross parcels to be sent, let us know.


November 29, 2006 1:25 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Poor Puss.
Hope all is calming down now.

November 29, 2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger valonia said...

Kp - Ah, yes, Red Cross parcels. Whiskey, vodka, chocolate and tobacco products please!

Hhnb - All is calm and still for the moment and the forcasted rain never came. Hopefully kitty will have her playground back soon.

November 30, 2006 1:25 AM  
Blogger Pete said...


Should you so wish to, send me an email marked "Red Cross" with your contact details and said vitals will be forwarded to you.


December 01, 2006 3:30 AM  
Blogger valonia said...

KP, cheers. The water has started to recede for the moment though. More bad weather forcasted so keep checking your mail.


December 04, 2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger Sharon J said...

And I thought our garden was wet! I shall complain no more!

Poor lolly. And poor you. Although if Knowley sends his parcel, it will have be worth it ;-)

December 04, 2006 9:31 AM  

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