Amaryllis - Second Spike

Having completely failed to get pictures of the Amaryllis flowers from the first spike, I’ll try and do better with the second. Right now, the top of the spike has […]

Post Christmas, Pre Spring

The main event is over but that doesn’t mean the excessive consumption is. It will take my brain a little bit longer before it figures out that it ought to […]

Amaryllis Round 2

After all the excitement of seeing the Amaryllis beginning to re-bloom this year and dutifully taking pictures and making notes, I didn’t get round to the most important picture of […]

A week or two ago, the last of the myriad bulbs that I ordered finally arrived through the post. It was the first time that I’ve ordered bulbs off the […]

Amaryllis Flowering

I’m amazed at how quickly the Amaryllis has shot up its first flower spike and how suddenly it burst open to reveal four swelling flower buds, one of which is […]

Cash Crop Credit Crunch

Last autumn, my partner was given a bunch of saffron crocus bulbs (Crocus Sativus) for his birthday. It may have been a dual-present since he is definitely not a gardener. […]

Amaryllis Spire

It’s been around three weeks since the first post and pictures about the Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” that we have. The flower spike has been growing higher and higher as the […]

Go, Go, Amaryllis

Last year — around this time — I bought an Amaryllis “Apple Blossom” (I know that they should really be called Hippeastrum). I wanted one after seeing one in flower at the […]

Exotic Amaryllis

I came across this plant while on holiday, there was a row of them planted along the path. I wanted to see what it was so I took a look […]

1000 Snowdrops

The garden of a thousand snowdrops begins with the planting of the first bulb. I came up with that particular line of Zen after spending a week planting snowdrop bulbs […]