Mystery bulbs mean spring will be a bigger surprise

Green shoots, obsessive checking – and the longed-for hope of the first signs of the growing season

I grew up in a magical land of meadow snowdrops, woodland bluebells and hedgerow primroses. There were riverside banks of wild garlic, which I loved for the flowers but was repelled by the smell – it was a sheltered English 60s childhood in very rural Devon.

I guess I have been a bit sniffy about growing bulbs in pots ever since, though it has been many years since we had our own flower garden. Winter pots on the roof terrace were for green leaf, multiple shades and colours of hellebore.

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Source: the guardian – property
Mystery bulbs mean spring will be a bigger surprise