I hope everyone is surviving January. Today we had some radiantly beautiful sunshine after a series of grey and damp days and it felt like a gift. I have various cheering up strategies to take me through my least favourite month. The first is indoor bulbs. My hyacinths and paper whites which I planted just… Read More »
Of bulbs, tulips and hyacinths….
A wild and rainy day, Donald Trump’s last shout, continuing lockdown, shielding …life is a certainly a curate’s egg. I woke up feeling gloomy, but then I remembered that I have some spring bulbs in my greenhouse outside, and I hadn’t checked them for a week or two. Sure enough, there is progress: the iris reticulata have… Read More »
New Year, New Lockdown
The decorations are down, and in their place, as much hopefulness as I can muster at the moment. Narcissi and paper white bulbs indoors. Outside, there are muscari and iris reticulata poking their little green noses through the soil in my many tubs and containers. The news here is pretty grim. Covid cases, and deaths,… Read More »
It’s time to plant bulbs!
Bulbs are everywhere at the moment, in the garden centre, the market, supermarkets and online. I’m going to grab them now while the stock is new and fresh and set my garden up for spring and beyond. I wised up to bulbs last year, investing in big bagfuls of tulips, narcissi and alliums and taking… Read More »