The freezing temperatures have driven me inside and even daydream gardening seems rather ridiculous just now. Instead I am consoling myself with lovely indoor bulbs and the immediate sense of spring that they bring. I took inspiration from some of my interior books and potted up these hyacinth bulbs in vintage French preserve jars with a bit of moss on top to cover the soil. The scent of these in the sitting room is heavenly!
I always feel a bit panicked when the little brown bulbs finally deliver their petalled finale, as after all the weeks of tantalising green shoots the flower never lasts as long and when they have bloomed and withered I feel like I haven't taken enough time to savour them!
But perhaps I shouldn't worry too much as these little muscari bulbs are eagerly lapping up the weak midday winter sun. Hopefully they will flower soon and lessen the sense of loss after the demise of my hyacinth blooms.