I'll admit, I succumbed to these gorgeous hyacinths because I'd seen so many photos on blogs and Instagram of spring bulbs in these lovely tin pots. I'd read that they'd been designed by Emma Bridgewater, though I'm not sure how true this is as they weren't marketed so, there's nothing on the label to indicate this, but I was drawn to them nevertheless.
I'm a sucker for hyacinths, they've got such a strong scent and I love it, though Mick seems to have an aversion to any flowers with any sort of fragrance. I'd rather have Mother Nature's natural air freshener rather than an artificial one any day.
Isn't this design lovely, bees and polka dots. Of course, the pot can be reused once the hyacinths have finished blooming.
And here they are a week or so later, flowering in all their glory, or nearly so. The second one is yet to open out properly and the third bulb, shown in the first photo at the front of the pot never grew at all, it must be a dud. Never mind, the scent is intoxicating and making the house smell sweet.
There's so many gorgeous flowers about at this time of year.