A very different day as early brightness gave way to grey cloud..  We've become so used to the sun here in the East that dull, dark winter days will come hard.   

The flat light makes it harder to get a decent blip and the lack of sun means that flowers like crocus do not open.   This Roscoea humeana came to the rescue.  I won it in the raffle at last week's AGS meeting.  I don't often win despite the multitude of plant prizes.  It will go into the garden soon, in a semi-shaded spot.  It is a member of the ginger family, most of which are tropical plants, not so hardy in the UK.  Roscoea come from mountainous regions where they experience lower temperatures.  This one is from Sichuan and Yunnan in China, it will go dormant in the winter, hopefully reappearing next year.

A Sunday afternoon at home .... but at least my gravy moved about*.   

*Remembering Hancock's Half Hour

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