I’ve often wanted to grow an Amaryllis but never seem to be in a garden centre in mid winter when the bulbs are sold and so simply forget, kicking myself when I see my Mothers in her bow window glowing its vibrant red for all to see. So when, this winter, I saw some gloriously huge bulbs which would produce snow white flowers I popped one in my basket. I love white flowers in the house, I can’t have lilys in my home anymore as they are poisonous to cats, but if I can buy a bunch of white freesias or tulips I am a very happy girl, so you can imagine just how pleased I was to come across this giant of a bulb.
Just so beautiful and as you can see I have a second spike coming! Last week hubby and I did the Ikea run and low and behold they were selling off Amaryllis bulbs already planted up an inch or two already grown. I chose a pink and a red one, to add a little variety and see how those perform. I must read up on how to keep the bulb from year to year. Happy Days.