I hope you won't mind me joining you from Australia - I have a 1000sqm block in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, where our winters are very frosty (no snow) and keeping some of our usual favourites alive has been a challenge! I've found that UK gardening blogs and websites are the most useful for advice that works in our climate, so I'm planning to hang around here and learn what I can. We bought our house (a dilapidated 1915 weatherboard cottage) around 3 years ago, but the garden has taken a back seat to renovations until last year and things are just starting to take shape. Kind of. My particular passions are bulbs, fruit trees and the veggie plot, and I'm all about gardening on the cheap and working with what I've got. I will post a few pictures of my humble plot here after work, unless I find a better spot on the forum. Thanks.