The amaryllis on the bathroom windowsill gets taller each year – this being the 5th one. It’s now reached the point of being seriously unstable! Once flowering finishes, I think it will have to re-potted in a heavyweight clay or stoneware pot (which, sadly, may man it doesn’t flower next year – they don’t like root disturbance).

Still, there’s this year’s flower to enjoy at the moment.


The daffodils in the front garden are getting close to opening, (though this time last year they were already in full bloom). The ones in pots by the French windows, and the ones further up the garden, will be a couple of weeks yet. Snowdrops sadly not yet in bloom, either …

daffodil buds