This week we have had snow. It has been cold and there has been disruption – and here are the most amazing flowers I have ever seen, right on my own windowsill. The windowsill is south-facing and we have had a fair smattering of sunshine, but I am still taken aback by this little plant’s determination to survive. Is it the variety or do tomato plants routinely survive the winter, given the opportunity? In any case, I am hopeful that the aubergine and okra I intend to grow this year will enjoy my windowsill to at least the same degree. It may not be truly spring yet but my feet are itching to get back in the garden. It has been quite trying, having little to do out there apart run around after fly-away cloches and replant disturbed onions.