Under glass Posted on January 9, 2010

The garden has been hidden under snow and the ground frozen for a week now. The conservatory is the only place to see plants (and to how realise how much it means to see leaves and flowers). The days have been reasonably sunny but the nights regularly down to 27’ Fahrenheit or so. We rely on two little electric fan heaters to keep the frost out – with a Calor gas stove for emergencies. At breakfast time we are down to 40’; on one morning 36’, yet a surprisingly long list of plants are in flower – some only residually, but some making steady headway.

Pelargoniums are still providing most of the colour; ivy-leaved, pink, white and red, ‘Apple Blossom’ now seven feet

The garden has been hidden under snow and the ground frozen for a week now. The conservatory is the only place to see plants (and to how realise how much it means to see leaves and flowers). The days have been reasonably sunny but the nights regularly down to 27’ Fahrenheit or so. We rely on two little electric fan heaters to keep the frost out – with a Calor gas stove for emergencies. At breakfast time we are down to 40’; on one morning 36’, yet a surprisingly long list of plants are in flower – some only residually, but some making steady headway.

Pelargoniums are still providing most of the colour; ivy-leaved, pink, white and red, ‘Apple Blossom’ now seven feet

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