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Garden Guru: Pot Up Some Pleasure

It’s way too late to grow indoor bulbs and have them flower for Christmas – you should have thought of that in early September but, does it really matter? I love the idea of bursts of gorgeous blooms in my house ...

It’s way too late to grow indoor bulbs and have them flower for Christmas – you should have thought of that in early September but, does it really matter?
I love the idea of bursts of gorgeous blooms in my house AFTER Christmas, when the green and red theme has been banished along with the tree, mistletoe and sprays of conifer.
Hyacinths are brilliant value and look so intriguing grown in water with their roots on show – wonderful for children to observe.
I also love them planted in a ceramic bowl and many people like them in a basket too.
Make a big splash on a windowsill – with a whole grouping in different containers.
There’s nothing, to my mind, which smells like the promise of spring like Narcissus Paperwhites. I wouldn’t have put sea shells in the bottom of my glass containers but, apart from that, I rather like this way of presenting them.
Pretty magical for a winter party! NB make sure you buy bulbs which have been specially treated to grow indoors.
There are lots of ways to have fun with narcissus – these containers filled with Narcissus minnow cost nearly nothing,
but will look so pretty in a short time.
But, if you are looking for a diva amongst potted bulbs, a showy, glorious, exotic flourish, then amaryllis are for you.
For a really extravagant look group several together in a pot. There is a wide range of colours to choose from, ranging from white to very dark red, through salmon, pink and variegated.
If you want to have a but of creative fun this weekend – go get a few indoor bulbs and look forward to a burst of pleasure in the dark months after Christmas,
there’s something for you to enjoy – whatever your cup of tea.

 

 

 

 

 

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