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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 17:45

Hi Jean and Glyn.

 I've had bulbs from them in the past and have been very pleased with them. I couldn't remember who had asked about the Tacca, so am pleased to be able to pass on the info. We will have to see how they do, they certainly look exotic  worth a try.

It's not freezing at the moment here, but the forecast is for -3c later tonight. Hope it clears soon, it looks pretty but no fun when you have to go to work, or in fact go out at all.

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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 17:21

This was part of our back garden earlier today. Under the snow is a twisted hazel, and the wild life pond is completely iced up.

I've just got my Anglia Bulb catalogueThey have got Tacca bulbs, Bat Flower, 3 different colours, £4.50 each, so I am going to give them a try. They say they are easy to grow and I am ordering a Gloriosa Lily again, lost mine a couple of yeas ago.

All we seem to get in the garden are sparrows, blue tits, great tits, pigeons, and during the last few days dozens of seagulls, and oh blackbirds and a  robin. We feed them daily, fat balls seed, fat, crumbs, but cannot attracts anything else.

Hope everyone is safely home.


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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 12:12

Thanks Beck's that was very nice, just how I like it.

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 12:09


We grew  one in a pot, but as been said before it was okay for a while but in the end it suffered from lack of nutrients, although I fed it weekly in the summer months,  and I was forever watering it to keep it damp. If you want to grow one in a pot, make sure you get a big enough pot and use shrub/tree compost.

I have now transplanted it to the garden and have kept it small by regular pruning, it seems to respond to being pruned directly after the catkins have finished, before it comes into leaf so that you can see what shape it is. I don't know if this is the correct way to do it but it works for me.


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Posted: 21/01/2013 at 11:57

Good morning all, just about.

Hope all are well, b*****y awful weather! I'll have a nice cup of tea please Becks no sugar, I'm not hard to please.  Is Jess's nursery open?all the schools etc round here are closed.

Bjay, what an awful time you have had, my sympathies are winging their way to you~~~~~~~

Love the pictures, the iris certainly cheered me up, everything here is under 6" of snow

It's bad enough getting food from the freezer in the garage,I couldn't face defrosting it, it would take a week. I take it Jo's is in the house. Hope you get your heating sorted soon, you could do without the hassle.

Must go now, things to do.Where to start?  Don't feel like doing anything

Have a nice snuggerly day.


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Posted: 19/01/2013 at 10:22

Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is ok. The snow has caught up with us.

We have cancelled the trip to Stratford on Avon, decided it's not worth the risk, and re- scheduled for 11th Feb, hopefully we will be snow free by them.

Glyn, will get back to you with recipe for Pea and Ham soup when I have a bit more time.

Back soon.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 16:46

Nr Lincoln.

Just a light covering of snow at the moment, hopefully we have missed the worst of it.


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Posted: 18/01/2013 at 16:28

We have had a sprinkling of snow, if it was rain it would be drizzle, just a light covering..

Does any of you watch Michael Portillo's Railway journeys 6.30 BBC2? this evening he is visiting Lincoln,and the Cathedral, about 3 miles from where I live, Take a look if you have time, I think you might enjoy it.

Trip to Stratford looks like it might have to be cancelled but will decide on Sunday. I have been watching Father Brown this afternoon and have caught up with the soaps.

Lovely pictures of the dogs, our cat hasn't been out for days takes one look and then at me, I can see what she's thinking, "you must be joking" turns round and heads back to the sofa in the snug.

Kate. Sorry you have hurt your knee's ouch!  and Jo hope you are soon feeling better, a suntan always makes you look better, no matter how you feel

Don't know which is worse, our cold or the heat in Australia. The heat I think.

Cheers for now


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Posted: 18/01/2013 at 13:35

Good afternoon all.

No snow here at the moment, we have been extremely lucky so far, we have just got the remnants of previous fall, but b**** cold none the less.

I have just been making a big pan of pea and ham soup, and am now getting bored with having to stay in doors I have a fear of falling and breaking a leg,  I don't seem to have the same sense of balance as I once had.

Lots of lovely snowy pictures, one thing about the snow, every ones garden looks the same.

Keep warm and safe.


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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 15:58

Geoff!!! what are you like, they don't get any better.

We have been to Morrison this morning, maybe a few more people about and it'sd not as cold as I expected, but then it always gets warmer before the snow

Just going to do a bit of baking whilst the oven is on cooking chicken for tonights tea.  Few lemon tarts and jam turnovers.

Can't see us getting to Stratford on Monday

Take care all those who have to go out.


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