Harold, thanks for your Q regarding your African Violets. Are they in the States or over here? I've had a look and they do tend to be difficult to manage.
Here are a few tips;
Position, moderate to bright indirect light away from drafts and sudden bursts of cold air. They like kitchens and bathrooms.
Watering, Try to use rain water at room temperature. African Violets dislike soft or heavily chlorinated water. Too much chlorine can cause leaf burn and diminished flowering. If water is too cold it can chill the roots and cause the leaves to droop down.
They should be given just enough water to keep the soil moist overwatering will cause root rot and fungal infection. Allowing the roots to dry out before watering will encourage flowering.
Water from beneath foliage or in saucer but and don't leave standing in water for more than 30 minutes.
Never water from the top i.e. wet the foliage, apart from a very light misting in summer months.
Feed with a weak plant food. Remove any dead foliage straight away .
Hope this information helps.
In response to you other comment, does Nicholas have a web site? Perhaps I can create a link? I'll google him !
Suzanne, thanks for you blog Question. Yes,the Wisteria can be done now as described last year. Your shrubs should be moved when dormant but if the soil is frosty/snowy then obviously it's not going to be possible. Try and do it next month, I've been looking at flights to come over next month but don't think I'll be able to as flights are at difficult times and I'd end up having to get an airport hotel etc. When schools break up the flights are a ridiculous price. It's about time Easyjet realsied that you can actually get North of the border direct from Nice in winter!! So I'm afraid I can't help move them for you.