I've been promising mother to go shopping for some roe deer deterring netting, and today we went. I wasn't going to buy anything. (Hah! ) The first irresistible object we passed was this: Yep, it's outside my front door, on top of the cats' shelter, awaiting our attention. The next table held orchids that were priced at less than 1/3 full price because they were fading. I reasoned that the poor things needed a caring home, so I grabbed a couple: While I was trying to give the bulbs display a wide berth, mother thought otherwise and dived right in. She found a packet of snow drops, Galanthus woronowii, and thought they looked interesting. So that was added to the growing pile of stuff too. When we returned home, we checked the snow drops on the net, realized what they were and went right back for another five packets. The girls' Amaryllis order came in a couple of days ago. One is double red, the other pink-and-white. They are magnificent bulbs and we're potting them tomorrow: I also ordered some Muscari "Golden Fragrance" and expected small, round bulbs. But these bulbs are huge! I am now busy surfing the home page of the pumpkin grower to find out what we'll be making with all that lovely pumpkin meat. And I'm desperately seeking commodation for the orchids in our window sill. It's so full now I think the only way to make room is to repot a couple of leaf Begonias and put them on pedestals somewhere. I need more hours and a bigger living room. Anybody?