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Such a simply put together vase was not my intention for today; however, using these hyacinths, my 10p each bargains from a month ago, was. Purchased and planted on 17th December, I think they were a little confused about the … Continue reading
I treated myself to 3 hippeastrum/amaryllis bulbs from my favourite discount supermarket Aldi a couple of months ago, the £2.49 price tag justifying the triple purchase and allowing me to have a group planting of the same variety in one … Continue reading
‘You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine’ This hippeastrum/amaryllis has gone from dry bulb to fully open and flamboyant flower in seemingly no time (7 weeks) and was in … Continue reading
There was only ever one contender for today’s vase, the last before Christmas, and that was the blooms of the only hippeastrum that I have this year (although I have four saved from last year but they are all leaf … Continue reading
I have to confess to being thrilled with the result of today’s vase, based around the newly opened stem of Amaryllis/Hippeastrum ‘Luna’, a bloom that would have looked gorgeous however it was presented. The soft white petals with a greenish … Continue reading
It was definitely uncharted territory today, both in using a ‘vase’ of this type and a bloom of this size so there was a touch of nervousness involved as I prepared the material, especially in cutting the flower stem – … Continue reading