As you may know, I absolutely adore winter, especially Christmas, and seem to head into a decline when the dull days of January and February are upon us and Christmas is just a memory. But there is a little something that always brings a bit of joy to these days - scented hyacinths in old enamel pots or old pudding basins.
This year, albeit too late I think, I have bought a few hyacinth forcing jars that were being sold off at a bargain price. They are in the cold, dark shed at the moment so I'm hoping they will flower - if not I will have the glass forcing jars for the autumn bulbs later on in the year. Mmm that's if I remember!
Yes, give me a pot of spring flowering bulbs anytime to help me ease into the brighter and longer days to come.