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Getting ready for spring


The snow has hit Orkney with a vengeance. after seeing it hitting England on the telly the bad weather finally reached us here. we have been snowed in for 5 days now. The norm here is two or three days snow per winter, but it is an exceptional winter this year.
Being stuck in the house I looked through my garden catalogues and it wasn’t long before I got down to ordering plants from here there and everywhere. I have ordered about fourty different varieties of fuchsias. Two cherry trees, two apple trees plus various other plants. My wallet hurts now.
before the snow I planted over 100 mixed tulips all bought at bargain price as our local woolworths was closing down.
I have also ordered some goji berry plants. if anyone has grown these i would like to hear how well they have grown. My brother used to grow them in liecester but lost them when the summer was too wet a couple of years ago. from what I ve read they dont like boggy ground but are otherwise very hardy
I cant wait to see all thhe new colours in thee garden in spring, so lets hope the weather is better this year

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Wow, you've ordered a lot of plants!
Exciting for you, if not for your wallet. Lol.
I hope you won't be snowed in for too long.
Terra. xxx

11 Feb, 2009


Lets hope you are not stuck in too will be bankrupt!! sound very exciting, was thinking of getting some goji berries from Parkers.

11 Feb, 2009


hi islander,
it's been a bad winter for all this year, 'a proper winter' like they used to be, trouble is, i'm older now and don't like the cold so much!!!
just had some local flooding from mondays deluge, been ordering like yourself , not as many though......but i was not snowed in...............steve

12 Feb, 2009


I've even RECEIVED my first order, Islander! I was so lucky - the courier delived the big box of plant the day before we got snowed in!

I hope yours doesn't last too long. I'm sorry I don't know anything about Goji berries. :-(

12 Feb, 2009


snow is melting now, I managed to get into town, While the wife was shopping i went to the garden centre and found a few more fuchsias to add to my collection. Cant resist buying them. all the windows sills in the houseare full of pots of fuchsia cuttings, guess I need a poly-tunnel soon. I'm older too Steve, used to love the snow but not anymore.

12 Feb, 2009

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