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Water, water, everywhere Dec 2012

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Click  this  link  to Vermydens  flood  defences  being  reinforced  over the Christmas  break  to  guard  against  flooding…

http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/gallery_environment_agency_reveals_timescale_of_flooding_risk_that_prompted_council_to_close_a1101_at_welney_1_1681756

As  most  people  who  know  landscapers  and  farmers will know,  if  you  ask  them  how  things  are, there     are   going stock  answers; ”not  too  bad”, “conditions  are  too wet/too dry”. As  we  all  know,  some  of  them  are  slightly  pessimistic.

Well  the  last  three  years has definitely produced  the  most  extreme differences  most of our lives have ever seen.  Two  years  of  heavy  plant losses due  to  complete  drought,  causing  the   ground  to  set  like concrete   plus  18 degree  frost that  wipe  out  the  mediterranean   plants  that  have  crept  in over  recent  years.

Now, 2012 produced  the  worst  water-logging ever!

On new  public  open  space building  sites  it’s on  the cards especially  where the  ground workers/developers  just  push  top  soil  over  compacted  subsoil  without  riping  or  draining, causing  just  as  many dead plants from water-logging.

 

 

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