We have always solved the problem of differences in flowering times by planting in pots, which can then be moved around to maximise displays.
However, we now have a more permanent, and artificial, solution.
With electricity by the bucketful being generated by our solar panels, we are making as much use as possible, rather than just feeding it back to the grid.
The latest solution to both the lack of colourful flowers and the need to use excess electricity, has been a lot of experimentation in making fused glass ‘flowers’ in our kiln.
To the left you can see a selection of our, slightly over the top, glass ‘flowers’ in the sleeper garden.
Below are some closer pictures. They certainly don’t resemble any real flower, but that isn’t the point. They are just intended as a bit of fun and an interesting way of adding colour.