Bulbs are always exciting and rewarding. Firstly waiting to see if anything comes up. Then waiting for the flowers (even more exciting if you are a tad undisciplined like me and don’t remember what’s been planted where). And then the next year, wondering if anything has survived from one year to the next and repeating the cycle, with the addition of seeing if they have multiplied.
It’s fitting that we have just had the shortest day of the year which means that the days will now get longer, more sun and we start slowly moving towards Spring and new growth. Last week I saw the Snowflake. This week there was the Grape Hyacinth with a bit more action and promise of things to come, as the bulbs are all starting to make their way up with the hint of flowers. Hopefully the Convent will have many more bulbs in years to come (although I also hope that much of this is from bulbs naturalising rather than me continuing to buy and plant!)
I’ll post more as the bulbs start to pay their way.