This is Primula auricula Nessun Dorma, the first to flower this year. In order to enjoy it I have brought it into the conservatory, though I am attempting to keep it as cool as possible. When I took the following picture yesterday, where the plant usually sits, so that I can have an eye level view, I realised that there is a metal flower on the shelves very similar in shape to an auricula!
When I checked the photograph close up, I realised that greenfly were starting to emerge, and unlike my garden where I hope birds and other insects help to maintain an equilibrium, house plants need to be defended!
Yesterday I went to St Nicholas Church to a lovely birthday concert given by my friend Vita, in which she sang some lovely songs with friends.