It’s nearly the middle of January and when I was out and about do you think I spotted these beautiful, pale, creamy yellow narcissus in a sheltered front garden?
Or, perhaps I spied them the tucked away in the warmth of a south-facing porch.
But, no these wonderfully fragrant narcissus are indoor plants. They are narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ and are excellent bulbs for forcing. They were a Christmas gift from my sister and arrived in an elegant tin container as bulbs in compost topped with a dried moss layer.
Then over about a month they have grown, a bit Jack’s magic beans, to full leaf and flowers. And, what beautiful scent they have perfuming not just my sitting room, but the hallway and my study too.
Something to cheer everybody during these gloomy times.
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Oh fabulous! And perhaps one of the (only) benefits of keeping our homes chilly is that any flowers and plants we introduce stay fresher for longer?
Absolutely. I am overwintering a few fancy pelargoniums on northwest-facing window sills and with the radiators off except for an hour in the morning and a couple of hours in the evening, the plants are really doing well. The conditions are more like a frost-free greenhouse than a 21st-century home!
Lovely pictures, thank you so much for sharing those, Agnes!
You’re most welcome and thank you for taking the time to comment.
We had a few growing “wild” in the yard of my childhood home. No idea how they got there but I well remember the delicious scent.
Some plants are very tough and come back year after year with no assistance from humans and not quite all of them would we call weeds.