The Palletline network has teamed up with amateur gardeners across the UK to lend support to Somerset residents whose plants have been destroyed in the recent floods.
Alongside devastated houses, thousands of gardens and green spaces have also been ruined by water or bulldozed for flood defences. It would cost a fortune to restock them from scratch.
When news of the flooding hit the headlines, members of the Gardeners World message board rallied round and encouraged friends and family to sow extra seeds, take cuttings, and pot up much needed plants for those affected.
Transport was the only problem. Hundreds of plants were ready for donation from as far afield as Scotland, East Anglia, and Kent – but the logistics of moving them all were too challenging.
Fortunately, Framptons Transport Services pledged its support. The Somerset Palletline member volunteered to collect and deliver the plants between local gardeners. So far, two additional Palletline members, Norwich based Foulger Transport and Llanelli based Fast Forward Transport have also joined in the effort!
The Gardeners World forum is delighted:
“That’s brilliant news about Framptons & Palletline – what a wonderful offer of help and just what we needed. Now it’s up to us to get the plants to them.”
“It is fantastic that these national companies are helping out in this way. We can do the growing, but its all for nowt if we can’t get the plants to where they are needed. So a big thank you for helping us make it all come together who said big companies were faceless? They need to read this to find out how wrong they are !
“I think it’s great that these companies, are helping out with a project like this one. I don’t know if anyone at Palletline or Framptons will visit the forum but if they do, a big thank you from me. Plant growing is easy (for me). Transport less so.
And there is also heartfelt thanks from the people in Somerset who will be receiving the donations:
“We can only do so much, without help from large companies the little things wouldn’t evolve into greater things, and so it is with plant donations.
It is all very well to donate plants, but without the means to transport them to where they are needed these donations wouldn’t be able to do what they are meant to.
These plants really will make a difference. Imagine a garden bereft of plant life… now imagine being able to plant some established plants into that space. Gardens won’t return to what they were overnight, it will be a long process, however, your donations, and the offers of help from larger companies, WILL make a difference, and will be welcomed by those who need our help.”
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