I spent £2.50 on a pleasingly fat, brown, papery bulb before Christmas. I knocked the compost off and sat it on top of a Vase of water allowing the roots to reach the water.
The shoots grew and grew until a flower bud formed and today they opened.
I love the waxy white clean flower heads. Each of the two stems has three trumpet like flowers. Stonking value for money I reckon.
Enjoy your evening. D.
That’s better, a single stem for the black vase, ready for Cathys “in a Vase on Monday” https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
Have a good week wherever you are.
On a Monday Cathy https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/in-a-vase-on-monday-it-dont-mean-a-thing and other bloggers share vases of flowers with one another. It is such a charming thing to do, simple but heart warming. Now this Monday was a grey day with an enormous volume of rain to dampen the spirits, not to mention the hair, yet come 3pm the skies cleared and the sun shone allowing me to continue with planting in my garden. I stopped at 7pm in order to rustle up something for us to eat before parking myself in front of the BBC coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show. It was only after then, whilst taking the dog up the lane, that I remembered the vase!
A few snips of cow parsley from the hedgerow and three great fat flowers of sweet smelling white Lilac from the tree overhanging it. I did of course seek permission from my neighbour before helping myself to her blooms. The jug is a sponge ware which was sent to me containing blooms from a great English cut flower mail order company www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/wiggly-bouquet.html
So readers here it is.
On Tuesday. Have a great day.