Oct 302014
Pelargoniums and paperwhite narcissisi in conservatory


There’s a clash of the seasons in my conservatory at the moment. Some paperwhite narcissi have flowered way earlier than I was expecting, and some pelargoniums (including the wonderfully named ‘Happy Thought’, in the front) have decided to flower again.

The tiny space is getting very congested – I’ve already brought in some tender plants, such as lemon verbenas, which was a bit premature given the ridiculously mild weather we’ve been having. Soon a couple of bananas and a fuchsia will be making their way in. Mind you, the effect I’m going for is Andie McDowell’s indoor greenhouse in the film Green Card, so a bit of congestion is fine by me.

  6 Responses to “My conservatory”

  1. I don’t know that film, so must try and get hold of a copy to see!
    Love your little conservatory – I’d love one, even a small one like that, where you could have your morning coffee or late evening drink. Mind you, I do have a summerhouse, so not completely devoid of a special little room!
    Love all those books. Are they all gardening books, I wonder?
    Margaret P

    • I do use it a lot – for coffee, lunch, dinner etc! It gets lots of sun, so is really nice in winter (until it gets dark and becomes a no-go area!). They are indeed all gardening books. I’ve accumulated loads over the years! x

  2. Wellywoman did paper-whites this year as well. they were very quick to flower and the house has smelt (smelled?) lovely from them.

  3. It looks lovely in your conservatory. The one in Green Card was exquisite wasn’t it. Something I’ve never forgotten. We can dream…

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