We have just had a rather mild, dry week, amazing! There is lots going on in the garden, snowdrops all pushing up and opening, the same with narcissus and crocus, but this week, I thought I would show you what is going on inside the house for a change. A few indoor bulbs are now flowering, so I don’t have to go outside for my flower fix if I don’t feel like it! The first one which I will show you is an orchid that I was given a few years ago, this is the first one that I’ve managed to keep alive!
It’s on the kitchen windowsill facing northeast and seems to like it, thank goodness!
Amaryllis or Hippeastrum, was bought for Christmas, a bit disappointing as it only has 2 trumpets on its stem, usually I’ve had 3 or 4 trumpets, still nice though.
Crocus Orange Monarch soon popped up in the conservatory where it has been kept at +5C, I just put the little heater on when frost is forecast as I also have my salvias and pelargoniums here too.
Next to it is Crocus Tricolour. Just a couple open at the moment, but soon lots more will be flowering.
A basket of Hyacinths was bought at the beginning of December, they opened for the New Year and the perfume in the conservatory has been wonderful each morning. Each bulb is now putting up a second flowering stem, definitely value for money!
Narcissus bulbocodium Arctic Wings has just opened today, just in time, such a nice little flower.
Soon , all 21 pots on the table will be full of lovely flowers, Spring will come early in the conservatory!
That is my offering for this week, next week I will be back to showing you what is on offer in the woodland. Thanks to Jim at Garden Ruminations for organising once more, do pay him a visit if you would like to see gardens from around the world.