Normally the greenhouse is so neat and ordered, then at this time of year with everything in flower, it is a mass of stalks and yellows and pinks. As you look in more detail you get the structure and colour
|haworthia limifolia variegata|
Finally with flowers come the possibility of seeds. I tend to leave the aloes to get on with it, there are so many flower spikes it is impossible to stop nature getting its own way. The aloe firebird flower seems to have been popular this year.
Surprises are the final joy of succulents; if it's not seed pods, it's offsets.
Of all the offsets, the ones that form on flower spikes are my favourite. Perfect miniature versions of the plant, growing up above the parent. The original vertical garden.