After sprinklings of snow throughout the day yesterday the clouds have remained defiantly closed, and we have achieved balmy temperatures of 4°C today! The last of the snow has slipped off the solar panels (we heard the ‘thump’ in the night) and we have actually generated a few watts of energy – it all helps!
On January 2nd I posted a picture of a rescued* supermarket amaryllis in a battered box which I then planted up. Within a few days I had liberated* another one, and the others pleaded with me every time I went in as their numbers slowly dwindled. I would happily have taken* more of them home to join the rescue party but common sense prevailed and it remained a table for two and not a full scale celebratory party. I am pleased to say that the second of the pair, ‘Red Lion’, is sprouting a second flower bud, so I am for an extra treat.
* rescued/taken/liberated does not imply the absence of a financial transaction 🙂