What a difference seven days makes. Our kitchen windowsill garden has come alive! A week ago the buds on the hyacinth were tightly closed and the daffodils were only just starting to open. This is what they look like now.
Saturday bought sunshine. The plants were pleased; I was pleased. Warm light was just what these hyacinth bulbs needed to help bring out the amazing scent in the flowers. I wish you could smell them.
A few years ago I remember hyacinths (along with hydrangeas) were seen as a bit of an old lady’s flower. Now they are back in fashion; Instagram and Pinterest are full of muted, stylised photos of these plants. Long may it continue!
I picked up a second pot from Waitrose; this one is pink. Hopefully it will flower just as the blue one finishes.
Does anyone else find the smell of daffodils a bit hit and miss? The last bunch I had smelt a bit like wee. Thankfully these don’t.
This post feels like a slight cheat because it’s the same as last week but a bit more colourful. If it’s rainy and dull where you are I hope these photos have bought some colour to your day.
P.S. I finally took stock of our seeds and ordered a few more: borlotti beans, broad beans, sweetcorn, chilli, mixed cornflowers, Cosmos ‘bright lights’, Papaver rhoeas ‘Mother of Pearl’ (floppy poppies) and sweet basil.