If Wordsworth had been here this morning he might have been inspired to compose ‘I came down the stairs and saw a pot of golden daffodils’. Perhaps it doesn’t have the same poetic zing, but nonetheless it’s a wonderful way to start the day.
This is another product of the greenhouse which is my go-to place in the wintertime. Beth captured a nice picture of the greenhouse against a winter sky the other day.
Every day provides some new delight from the small bulbs and seedlings that populate the greenhouse. This week it’s the Babiana curviscapa that has been living over the kitchen sink after coming into flower in the greenhouse.
Also in the greenhouse is the False Yellow Crocus which is well ahead of last year’s flowering.
And the double yellow blooms of Oxalis compressa are pretty dramatic.
Outside there had been numerous things blooming, for example this Algerian Iris
And this Arisaema was jutting upwards.
However they all got hammered with 15° temperatures on Monday night.
It looks the focus will be on the greenhouse for the near term…