Eleanor bought me an amaryllis bulb for Christmas, Red Lion, a most stunning scarlet red variety. I didn't set it going until in to the new year but within a couple of days, some fresh green shoots were already showing.
There isn't really very much to see at this stage and there's certainly no clues as to the magnificent flower that will soon emerge.
Once it does get going, it doesn't take long until you see some rapid growth.
Still a while to go yet until I get my beautiful bloom.
Morrisons have some great deals on flowers and plants. I picked up this hyacinth in a pretty little clay pot for just £1.35. I'm looking forward to it blooming as its beautiful scent will perfume the house. My favourite type of air freshener.
I'm not one who has many houseplants, in fact, I've only got orchids, but I do love to have fresh flowers in the house and at this time of year, I love bulbs too.