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Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 22:45
nutcutlet wrote (see)

You need some snowdrops and some of the earliest crocusses (is that the plural of crocus?) and some aconites. Then some sarcococca and winter honeysuckle and viburnum for scent. a few coloured stem dogwoods to show when it snows and you'll never be without something to cheer you up. Winter's lovely in the garden even if the days are short.

 

cheers, a couple of those I already have and a couple are new names to me so I will look them up, what I really need is a lottery win so I can retire and stay at home to enjoy them, with work I'm out at seven and not back til five so don't get to see much of the garden til the weekends at that time of year.

Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 22:27
Bookertoo wrote (see)

I usually grow these to flower in February or so, when the decorations have all gone, the days are dark and wet - then fresh hyacinths with their perfume just makes me realise how good life is and that Spring really will come!

sounds great, I find that Jan  / Feb are depressing times with the joy of xmas having passed  and that much needed burst of spring colour and light still a little way off, Think I've caught the bug for this as I've planted up some narcissus bulbs labelled as suitable for forcing this evening,  some in compost and some on glass pebbles in shallow bowls no idea if it will work but enjoyed a bit of indoor gardening

Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 22:22

Thanks, mine have just been dispatched to a cupboard in the garage,  I just saw them in the garden centre and thought they would be interesting to try, I love the scent of hyacinths. 

Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 21:06

Thankyou

Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 19:53

Thanks for that, as I said we've not done this before, so we'll have to go with better late than never,  when is the ideal time to start them off so we know in future and what stage should they be at before we bring them into the warmth and light, sorry for all the questions but just used to planting in the garden at the recommended time and letting nature do the rest

Regards Norm

Growing hyacinth in a glass vase help please

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 19:30

Hi guys, I'm a  little bit confused here and wonder if you can help, we have bought some 'prepared' hyacinth bulbs and the small glass vases to grow them in, we've not forced bulbs before and not sure if we need to keep them in the dark at low temperature for a whille til the roots form or can they go straight onto the kitchen window cill? tried searching the internet but slightly conflicting advice there so over to the GW experts.

thanks in advance 

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