Months and months and months ago, I bought these Hyacinth Bulb Vases from Cox and Cox. I had literally had my eye on them for almost two years. I’m not sure why it took me so long to get round to buying them.
I’m either crazily spontaneous when it comes to shopping (like the time I impulsively bought a sports car from eBay on my lunch-break, eeek!), or really slow and considered (like these vases).
Anyway, so by the time I eventually got round to buying them, hyacinths were no longer in season. Doh!
So I’ve been waiting until now to actually use these little beauties. On Saturday you may recall that I dragged my friend Steph round a garden centre after our lovely walk (see here), so I used the opportunity to pick up three potted hyacinths.
I wasn’t sure quite how to get them from the dirty pot into the nice clean vases, so I just sort of figured it out as I went along. However it wasn’t too tricky (or messy), even for a non greenfingered person like myself.
I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. I love being able to see the bulb and all the roots. I did lose quite a lot of the roots in the cleaning process, but hopefully there’s still enough there to keep them growing and healthy.
We have a window at the top of our stairs, so I thought I’d pop them there, as they’ll get a bit of sun, but not too much, and it’ll be nice to walk past them each time we go up or down.
It’s only been a couple of days, but they’ve bloomed and grown already! I love them – they’re so pretty looking.
My friend Steph did wonder whether or not they actually needed the soil to grow. Which is a good question. I’m guessing not, since otherwise these vases would be a waste of time. They seem to be doing okay right now without the soil, so fingers crossed they keep on living!