The weather is still unpredictable, but when the sun does shine it is glorious and everything in the garden responds with a burst of growth. The pear tree is now awash with blossom.
The temperature drops sharply at the end of each day so many things are holed up in the greenhouse for a while longer. We rebuilt the garage block several years ago. In winter when the trees are leafless the sun is low enough to shine in through the windows. As the year advances and the sun is higher in the sky then the greenhouse becomes more of a shade house and the temperature never builds up to be excessive. The only downside is that all the plants tend to lean sideways towards the light!
We hunted around reclamation yards to find the Victorian glass tiles that form two panels in the roof. They took some cleaning as they were etched with black soot when we bought them!
This little greenhouse we had built onto the side of the house. It was a really good decision. It's a lovely place to sit with a coffee and a book.
Although just at the moment it is so crammed with seedlings that there's not much room to move!
Couldn't resist these little artichoke seedlings from the local nursery.