I planted lots of bulbs in the autumn, so I’d have some lovely spring flowers to cheer me up. I love hyacinths, the colour, the scent, so I grew lots of them. And they were gorgeous.
Just lovely. We had bowls of them all over the place, and the smell and the bursts of colour were wonderful. And really, we needed cheering up because we were a bit under the weather. We had headaches and sore throats, we were tired and felt generally rubbish. Eventually, we started to wonder if the hyacinths could be to blame. So we rounded them up into the back bathroom… and we were feeling better within the hour. So we gave them away to friends. Next year I shall remember that too much of this good thing is definitely too much, and resist special offers on prepared bulbs. And this lot are going into the garden.