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Posted on July 2, 2007 by Ash
First of all I bring good news: there is a third wave of cider gums. Including the 'runt' of the second wave (not transplanted into an individual pot), there are now five cider gum seedlings in the seed tray awaiting transplantation! There seems to be a new one popping up on an almost daily basis.
The alpha Scots pine seedling.
Grey alder No. 4.
Cider gum No. 9 (of the ‘second wave’).
Cider gum No. 1 (left) and cider gum No. 2 (right).
Posted on July 4, 2007 by Ash
I promised photos; here are a few I took myself:
Part of a nearby road turned raging torrent.
Taken close to the above photo. The red lines highlight the kerbs at either side of the road.
Under that brown water is a roundabout!
This silver (or downy) birch fell across a main road into Sheffield. About a dozen people helped to saw it up and clear it out of the way in the space of about ten minutes. Large sections of this road were knee-deep in water and a bit has since slid into the adjacent river.
The above photos were taken on Monday the 25th of June and give only a small taste of the devastation caused by the floods. The following photograph was taken on Tuesday the 26th and shows the same section of road as seen in the first two photographs once the water had mostly subsided. This particular road was just an inch or so deep in water, yet it was flowing with such ferocity that over the course of only a few hours it ripped up an impressive amount of tarmac and carried away quite a lot of road base.
The morning after. A gash approximately one metre wide.
Posted on July 10, 2007 by Ash
A mere 16 days after transplanting the second wave of cider gum seedlings from seed tray to individual pots, a third wave has made the transition. I spent some time yesterday transplanting all six of the newest seedlings, including the "runtish" plant which was left out of the second wave. That particular individual (cider gum Number 10) no longer looks sickly, but has its first set of proper leaves on the go. Cider gum Number 15 is the smallest of the new wave by far, and perhaps should have stayed in the seed tray a bit longer before I disturbed it. Its future doesn't look bright.
From left to right, cider gums Nos. 10 to 15.
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