Sunday, December 8, 2013


We seem to be developing a very large collection of non-flowering orchids.  Let's hope that they're just temporarily resting.  My mother is extremely good at making them flourish, and flower, but every time that we ask her about the secrets of her success, a response involving benign neglect doesn't seem quite right (myself, I think it's a combination of good light and over-cranked-up central heating back in Wimbledon).  So here are some of them, gathering in the kitchen - the only one flowering was given us as a house warming present very recently by a neighbor.  Since we've been here nearly ten months, we suspect him of wanting to bond over another neighbor - and not necessarily in a good way ...

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