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Your not wrong, not worth the effort fiver from Wilko, I'm sure 20 years down the line gardening will be a thing of the past, noticed most new builds only give you 6 x 6 foot, if your lucky it's slabbed or decked, maintenance free. 

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You're probably right RR, but I'd be lost without my little patch of heaven !

Front mainly block paving, and two patios at each end of the rear garden, but the rest..... Paradise, which took a lot of money and physical effort. Well worth it ! :tanning:

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I've got 100 foot of the pain in the arse, 10 foot would be more than adequate, make that 5. 

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But that's one reason why there's been an increase in flooding in built up areas..... there's nowhere for the rain water to go if everywhere is paved.   The drains are overloaded with the mains drainage from domestic and industrial use and therefore overflow after heavy rainfall.  We NEED more plants and trees to soak up the rain

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21 hours ago, denshaw said:

That big Yellow thing in the sky, usually appears this time of year.

 

Nah, I think it's one 'o them there urban legends innit...

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23 minutes ago, MargieH said:

But that's one reason why there's been an increase in flooding in built up areas..... there's nowhere for the rain water to go if everywhere is paved.   The drains are overloaded with the mains drainage from domestic and industrial use and therefore overflow after heavy rainfall.  We NEED more plants and trees to soak up the rain

 

I don't think it's vegetation we need to soak up the water Margie, more a need to keep the river, lakes and water table levels up.

One of the biggest selling points when I bought my house is the small garden and now even that is hard surfaced. When it was done the contractor explained that the materials used had to comply with building regs and allow water to permeate into the ground below. Even with all the rain we have at the moment I can't see any run off.

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We’ve got our parish council flood warden running around looking at the water in the dykes. The problem is that when the Trent is very high the dykes can’t drain away. The dyke on our lane is fairly high but I only remember it coming over onto the road about twice since 1962. If things get bad I’ve got a couple of life jackets and an inflatable dinghy. If it gets really bad my boat will float of its trailer but that would represent a flood of Noah’s Ark proportions and West Bridgford will be submerged! There is some flooding over the road at Thurgarton and down the A612 towards Southwell near Halloughton Rd. Main St. in Lambley is also impassable. There’s no end in site to the rain yet. As yet there are no published flood warnings for the Trent Valley villages.

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More than sure it was a government plan in the terrace house slum clearance of the 60s & 70s to give the working class oiks a garden to stop them enjoying themselves in the pubs & workingmen's clubs after a full day at work. 

 

Work hard play hard ...... give him a garden ...... end of, fun over.

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When did you last see the drain cleaner wagon not been round here in years meeowed

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We get them round where I live and we also get the road sweeper lorries that come up and down the road, doing the gutters.

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