A couple of weeks after the previous photo there are some Crocuses flowering amongst the Hyacinths in the deep blue ceramic pot! They turned out to be blue though I didn’t plan this! I always buy mixed bulbs so when I planted the corms in late October I obviously could have no idea of what colour they would be when they flowered. So it was quite a surprise to see they all turned out to be blue!
It came as quite a surprise to me when I noticed this dark blue Hyacinth appear amongst the mini-Daffs, Crocuses & Pansies in this trough on the balcony floor. Although I knew I had planted some Hyacinths that had hibernated during the summer months, when I planted them out in late October 2017, I wasn’t sure they would flower as I thought the bulbs were too small.
The Hyacinths that remain in the blue ceramic pot are left undisturbed, unlike the ones in the troughs, but they are just now coming into flower. I have a few odd ones in another square tub at the other end of the balcony, these are also left undisturbed during the summer. But these are VERY much behind the rest for some unknown reason. They have hardly started to grow at present. I don’t know if they will flower or not.
I’m quite disappointed this year as the Hyacinths in the dark blue ceramic pot have not done nearly as well as I had anticipated! The photo I’ve uploaded is about the best one I’ve managed to get this spring! For some reason I don’t understand they have not grown all that well & the flowers have been sparse & not very well populated. They haven’t been moved in 2 years, since I put them in the pot. Last year I had a lovely display which makes this year’s all the more disappointing!
I had one beauty, dark blue, growing in one of the troughs on the balcony floor. It wasn’t newly bought either for spring this year, it was an older bulb that had flowered a couple of time before. When I planted back in October 2017 I wasn’t convinced it was big enough to give a decent flower but it has proved me wrong!