I've come to the conclusion that on the main, as regards flowers and plants, I am a natural sort of person enjoying unforced flowers in their natural season. In early January I brought the pot of Alstromeria into the conservatory after the growth had got frosted. After pulling all the stems, the plant took off, and is now in flower.
Today, I moved the pot outside and picked a few stems. So having in effect having been forced in the conservatory, I am now forced to show the Alstromeria 'Indian Summer'. It is not often that one has naturally growing flowers of this hue in the Spring time, which may be the reason it feel a little weird.
As for the accompanying 'greenery' a stem of of the Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' was sacrificed.
For my WI bookclub I am reading Miss Austen by Gill Hornby. For any lovers of the novels of Jane Austen, this is a 'must read'. Mr S is already queuing up to read this. The book is propped up against the warm and comfortable Mosaic Carpet Cushion. I have such wonderful memories of going of a workshop with two good knitting friends.