star bulbsHope they don’t look too sinister. The pointy hats are inspired by benevolent yuletide star boys in Sweden. The owl in the background had to have one too. I’m premiering my new hyacinth glasses, the green and blue above, English 1920’s. The bulbs didn’t get ready for Christmas but should instead usher in (a hint of) spring once the holidays are over.

sweet pea sproutsAnd we have growth on the balcony! My sweet pea sprouts from the November sowing. I’ve read not to top autumn sowings as they should naturally develop shoots. They could probably already do with deeper pots though, which would leave less headroom in the mini greenhouse.