>Let's keep it friendly and chatty. >We'll even accept posts from Canberra. Bill, How positively magnanimous of you. I feel honoured <grin>. Spring is well on its way here in Canberra. Crocus species bursting into bloom, Galanthus enmasse, Jonquils and violets everywhere, Hellebores in wonderful clumps, Fritillarias emerging, Camellias starting and so much more. The Spring Blossom trees are starting to put forth their flowers as well. It all makes up for the frosty mornings!! Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:email@example.com Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!