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HI EVERY BODY
I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD ADD MY PENNY WORTH TO ALL THE COMMENTS ON THE WEATHER. DO I LIKE SNOW? NO, I LIKE LOOKING AT IT FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES THEN I AM OVER IT. I KNOW I AM A GROUCHY OLD MISERY, BUT THAT IS WHY I DO NOT LIKE SNOW. I CANNOT GET OUT INTO MY BELOVED GARDENS AND EVERYTHING IS HELD BACK NOW. THERE WERE PROMISES OF PRE-SPRING SHOWING BEFORE THIS LOT CAME DOWN AND I STILL CANNOT SEE MOST OF MY GARDEN. BEFORE CHRISTMAS WE HAD STRONG WINDS HERE IN NORFOLK AND I LOST MY POLY TUNNEL FROM THE BACK GARDEN. THE PLANTS INSIDE HAD A VERY NASTY SHOCK AND THEN THE WIND AND THE RAIN STOPPED AND THE SNOW CAME DOWN. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY I AM A BIT FED UP. ANYWAY I HAVE DECIDED ONLY TO HAVE ONE LARGE RAISED BED FOR VEGETABLES AND THE REST OF THE BACK GARDEN WILL BE A WILDLIFE GARDEN AND A GREEN SANCTUARY FOR SITTING IN THE SUMMER. I PLAN TO HAVE TWO SMALL PONDS AND I HAVE ALREADY ORDERED WHIPS OF NATIVE SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES, ALSO SOME SHADE LOVING PERENNIALS I DO NOT HAVE A LARGE GARDEN BUT I PLAN TO CRAM A LOT IN. LOTS OF WHITE/PASTELS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER AND LOADS OF BERRIES AND LEAF COLOUR FOR THE AUTUMN, THEN BARK AND STEM IN WINTER. SO IN BEST GARDENING TRADITION, I WILL BE TURNING A DISASTER INTO A OPPORTUNITY. WATCH THIS SPACE..

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Well, hallo to another snow-hater out there! We need a new title for our group - like 'GOY- ers Against Snow' or G..A.S. for short? I sympathise with you. I hate not being able to get out there. I'm worried about what casualties I'll have this year, too!

At least you can think positively - well done for that. I'll try as well. :-)

14 Jan, 2010

 

I can so understand what you're feeling. The pictures tell the tale. It looks like the world has been buried under a thick blanket and you don't even know what's underneath. Guess you better go for a holiday meanwhile to the Canaries or something.It's been really bad this winter, I've seen nothing of snow and ice pictures coming from the Northern Hemisphere.
Well, all of a sudden it might just melt away and not be so bad what you'll see then. Good luck.

14 Jan, 2010

 

Flooding can come if it melts too fast with rain on top as well.

14 Jan, 2010

 

Barbara i'm with you aswell, and Hywel will be with us for sure, looking forward to seeing your garden as it progresses.

14 Jan, 2010

 

Yes I am with you. I feel exhausted after a fortnight of snow. I find it harsh and it depresses me. One snowflake is one too many .

You have wonderful plans for your garden . I hope you'll show us how you get on.

14 Jan, 2010

 

sorry you lost your pollytunnel and sounds like a bad time since, think we all have had enough now and ready for some gardening, i am, cant wait to start my new project to, good luck with your plans :o))

14 Jan, 2010

 

thanks for all your comments folks, it sure helps being able to share. happy gardening!

15 Jan, 2010

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