This month’s Houseplant of the Month is the hyacinth. It’s such a popular plant to have in your home during the winter months, adding a wonderful scent and pop of colour! There are usually thirty or more bell-shaped florets on each flower stalk. And writing about them today reminds me of when I was studying floristry and we learnt how to wire the florets individually to make floral jewellery and napkin rings…… Read more
This month’s Garden Flowers blog post, which I write with garden designer Lisa Cox features the top three new plants at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Amongst the awards that are presented at the show, the Plant of the Year is one of the least well-known. And it’s designed to celebrate the new plants that are launched at Chelsea.
Each of the twenty short-listed entries is presented to a panel of over one hundred RHS plant experts on the Monday before the show opens.… Read more
Flowering potted hyacinths make a lovely gift at this time of year. The arrangement above was a present from my brother and his family when they came to stay for the weekend a few weeks ago.
The flowers still remind me of that lovely time we spent together and they fill our kitchen with a beautiful sweet fragrance…like a natural room freshener.
As well as potted bulbs, cut hyacinth flowers are also available at the moment.
Below is an overview of the Hyacinth: –
What is the Latin name?… Read more