The Rescue Party (Amaryllis Liberation Front)

DSCN1119After sprinklings of snow throughout the day yesterday the clouds have remained defiantly closed, and we have achieved balmy temperatures of 4°C today! The last of the snow has slipped off the solar panels (we heard the ‘thump’ in the night) and we have actually generated a few watts of energy  – it all helps!

On January 2nd I posted a picture of a rescued* supermarket amaryllis in  a battered box  which I then planted up. Within  a few days I had liberated* another one, and the others pleaded with me every time I went in as their numbers slowly dwindled. I would happily have taken* more of them home to join the rescue party but common sense prevailed and it remained a table for two and not a full scale celebratory party. I am pleased to say that the second of the pair, ‘Red Lion’, is sprouting a second flower bud, so I am for an extra treat.

* rescued/taken/liberated does not imply the absence of a financial transaction  🙂

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4 Responses to The Rescue Party (Amaryllis Liberation Front)

  1. croftgarden says:

    I think you’d better come and rescue some of my neglected bulbs.

    • Cathy says:

      Hmm, that’s reminded me – I still have some miniature daffs loose and soilless (and now sprouting) in a pot in the greenhouse, ever since they were taken out of the baskets at the front of the house in the spring….

  2. Thank you for clarifying that no larceny was involved in the amaryllis rescue!

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