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Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:16

No snow here yet, but was -6° a few days ago. Hasn't got above 0° today and there is a biting wind. Son drove back up motorway to just south of Orleans and there was some snow.

2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:12

When the snowdrops start pushing through. I love snowdrops, I'm trying to divide them just after flowering and plant them everywhere where I have hostas and late flowering plants.


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:10

Good idea! But I think I'll have a Baileys now (after 6 here!) and a wine with my meal. I wonder if Dove likes Baileys , don't think it's her sort of thing, thick and sweet

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:08

I thought I would go for more perennials and fewer annuals a couple of years ago, but I missed the annuals. The seeds are fun to grow and they are so pretty, colourful and long lasting. Plants like salvia farinacea look like perennials anyway. I won't be growing more grasses, I only have one, a golden carex in a pot. Not a fan, I like flowers and roses and the romantic rather messy look.


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:00

Hi KEF, did get a new microwave, it was used a lot for baby food and bottles. Not easy though, all the ones I wanted had been sold!

Have just spoken to daughter, she found the missing pressie this morning, wish she'd rung then!


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 14:53

We've been down to the big bins where we dump our bin bags, son took them there yesterday. Daughter has lost a stocking present, a mini jewel box and she'd put her hair slides in it. We searched through all the wrapping paper, taking it all out and putting it in empty bags. It rained in the night and it was 0°. No luck, not there, my hands were red and frozen and hurt as they warmed up. Going to sit in front of the woodburner.


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 13:49

Depends if they are hardy varieties or not. Some are OK outside, but most of the big flowered ones have to be brought in, conservatory ideal, for winter. Best to pick the leaves off anyway on indoor ones, discourages white fly etc. They are deciduous so outdoor ones will drop leaves anyway.

green house heater

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 13:47

Those plants are all OK, hardy. My pansies and violas are planted outside all winter, Sweet Peas in unheated, but covered, cold frame.


Posted: 28/12/2014 at 10:19

Morning all. Son No 2 has just left. On our own again. OH is hoovering bedrooms. I must go to the bin place, outskirts of next village, find our bin bags of wrapping paper and search for daughter 2's lost Christmas present. It's 1° and drizzling. There seem to be empty wine bottles all over the place and boxes that had toys in them. I've been trying to put some order into the kitchen.


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 09:42

Morning all. Safe journey Mattie, hope it doesn't snow.

Daughter 2 & family have just left, bit worrying as NE France has an orange snow warning. Daughter 2 going soon, but just Poitiers. Sons staying for lunch. One goes tomorrow.

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