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Continuing with the stuck in the sofa theme of the last post my Vase On Monday isn’t a vase but a potted Hippeastrum. I love Hippeastrums, or Amaryllis as we used to call them. They remind me of my aunt’s mother who always had a very tall leggy red one by her chair by the fire. They always had a knitting needle or two¬†stuck in the post to support the flower heads… Read More

There is no vase from me today as everything is rather soggy and I have been distracted by a surprise find in the greenhouse this week.¬† Having a tidy up and jiggling things around I discovered that Hippeastrum ‘Ever Green’ had produced a flower bud despite my belief that it was resting. I can only assume that the cool and moist state of the greenhouse this summer has encouraged it and I… Read More