I can't help feeling my greenhouse has been underperforming during its first few weeks. So I was delighted to visit it today and see the sun was pouring in through its toughened glass and that its automatic window (£27 from the Greenhouse People) had decided to ease itself open to cool things down inside.
The plants looked contented, and I could actually hear them growing - a subtle background buzz of gentle organic stretching.
Being in the greenhouse was like being part of one of those natural history time-lapse sequences, in real time. But can it last?