As she made her way to the greenhouse, poppies and peonies turned their heads to follow her.
Inside, succulent plantlings unpotted themselves and tottered over on mobile roots to crowd around her legs.
‘What’s got you all worked up?’
A plantling gestured with a root toward the nursery tray. She picked up a little eggcup planter where a tiny seedling had just sprouted.
‘Welcome,’ she said. She touched it with a gentle finger and it curled its leaf around the tip.