Over the last few weeks of freezing cold, with intermittent sun, I've found the very best place to be is the greenhouse. As soon as I step inside, the bitter, heat sapping wind is absent and the sun sufficient to make for a really cosy temperature. So, I've taken to having lunch there each day. Somehow my food tastes especially good!
It has been a great opportunity to do some tidying, pottering and planting and have a really good check on all my plants.
One of my favourite small plants are auriculas, and it pleases me very much that my little pots seem to be happy. I'm so excited this one is coming into flower!
Further down the bench a little forest of purple/blue welcoming the sun, straining, pushing and reaching towards its brightness. The whole greenhouse was full of their gentle scent.
Sempervivums are endlessly patient, I cannot resist poking, potting, re-potting, taking chicks and re-planting in smaller pots, re- arranging colours and varieties - nitpicking and nurturing!
There are those who have not survived the winter along with a few of my lavender plants.