I didn’t want to write a miserable greenhouse post. I love my greenhouse.
And so recently, I had a slightly sad / slightly cathartic day……clearing out the bleached cucumber stems, the almost naked tomatoes..
Rescuing the drought ridden scented geraniums… ( I took my eye off the ball on the watering front – forgetting, in my autumnal self -pity, that there were still a few plants in there which needed me!)
…..picking smelly (in a nice way!) leaves to dry – lemon verbena, rose geranium, mint..
….finding small, hidden late summer gems among the drying foliage… still glowing with summer colours.
Eventually it was swept – and clean-(ish) –
and looking rather bare.
I am trying to think of winter as a time for rest, a gentle slowing down for the plants and for me..so convinced myself to plan ahead, create my winter haven.
So a kettle – of course! ..and a spare kettle just in case..
A fire -bliss – and a good store of logs..
A bit of rug (not too muddy yet)
and a favourite armchair – hoping that it won’t get too damp as I love it so.
Which reminds me – make a plan to stop the roof leaking!
A few late blooming summer plants..
They will need to be re-homed somewhere warmer before long. I very often lose my scented geraniums – house is too hot, greenhouse is too cold… so I hope to find a better place for them this year.
And last but not least – a pair of woolly socks and a bottle of wine. 🙂
So here I sit, writing this , in my – at least for now – comforting greenhouse.
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Socks, wine, log-burner, kettle, armchair… I love your winter toolkit!