29 November 2010
Bulbs in winter
There is nothing like the clean fresh smell of narcissi paperwhites or Roman hyacinths in the house in winter. It's full of the promise of spring and new growth. I love to fill old bowls and galvanized florists buckets with the specially prepared bulbs for forcing (I get mine from Peter Nyssen www.peternyssen.com). Even if you missed the chance to pot up the bulbs in October or early November - it's worth buying them ready potted so you don't miss out.