How to grow hyacinths for Christmas

Forced bulbs are a merry sight in the midst of winter. Learn how to grow fragrant hyacinths for Christmas in this video.

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Plant up an indoor display of hyacinths for colour and scent at Christmas by following the advice in this short programme clip from Gardeners’ World. With advice on choosing a suitable container, planting depth and spacing, Monty Don plants the popular hyacinth variety ‘Delft Blue’ and explains the right conditions to give the bulbs over the coming weeks to ensure they flower over the festive season.

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