I thought I would use the cold and wet weather as an excuse to show some pictures of one my favourite groups of plants; echeverias. For me they are the lookers of the succulent world; coming in lots of colours, shapes and sizes.
There are the bright metalic colours, like afterglow
The neat rosette forms, like pulidonis
The frillie ones, such as mauna loa
The more solid ones, this one is agavoides ebony (not mine but from the national BCSS show)
The hairy ones, one of my best clumps of setosa
Ones covered in fine powder giving them a blue or white colouring: a practically nice one is john catlin.
The ones that provide colour over winter, the whole of rosea turns red from January to May.
And finally the variegated ones, without date is compton carousel
So there is no excuse not to have at least on of these brightening up your house over winter (or at least that is what I try to persuade my OH).