January 2022

30-1-2022 some of the final hyacinths of the forcing season


middle 3 Blue Jacket hyacinths from above

Blue Jacket hyacinths

Delft Blue hyacinth, one of the best flowers this year

Delft Blue hyacinths

I didn't start the small hyacinths in the right until mid-December. Wasn't sure they'd have time to bloom but they're looking pretty good considering the late start.


25-1-2022 Delft Blue except 3 Blue Jacket on the right

forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases

closer view of the Blue Jacket hyacinths, Hornsea bulb pot on the right, 2 cranberry vases with "prongs" on the left - not "official" hyacinth vases but I love putting hyacinth bulbs in any vase that will hold them - and these work very well, some of my best blooms this year

forced Blue Jacket hyacinths

Delft Blue hyacinth in Tye uranium vase

Delft Blue hyacinth in Tye uranium vase

some of my outstanding hyacinths this year, all Delft Blue, Tye vases at the front, glassroots cranberry vase and tall cobalt blue and amethyst 19th century vases at the back

forced Delft Blue hyacinths

21-1-2022 no wonder Delft Blue is "the" hyacinth variety for forcing - gorgeous fat flowerheads and wonderful scent. The flower on the left in the cranberry pronged vase is Blue Jacket, got it mixed up with the Delft Blue hyacinths.

forced Delft Blue hyacinths in hyacinth vases

some of my best blooms this year

Delft Blue forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases

this is my best bloom this year, Blue Jacket hyacinth

forced Delft Blue hyacinth

Delft Blue hyacinth buds just opening

Delft Blue hyacinths flowers and buds in hyacinth vases

20-1-2022 Although it's nice to have hyacinths in bloom on Christmas Day, the peak time for the forced hyacinth blooms is January. 

forced hyacinths in bloom in hyacinth vases

forced hyacinths in bud in hyacinth vases

forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases

19-1-2022 Most of my hyacinths are by my kitchen windowsill as it gets the most light but these are in my living room on the mantel (mirror behind the vases). I was watching tv last night and realized I could smell hyacinths! I haven't been able to smell much as my sense of smell was affected by having covid last October. It's finally coming back. It only takes 2 hyacinth flowerheads to generate that wonderful smell.

forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases


forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases

hyacinths in bud

hyacinth buds in hyacinth vases

forced hyacinth buds

forced hyacinth buds

Wedgwood hedgehog with crocus, white crocus in bloom, wilted purple crocus flowers

Wedgwood hedgehog with crocus

bent Delft Blue hyacinths, after years of forcing hyacinths, I still don't know what causes this or how to rectify it

bent forced hyacinths

pair of Tye uranium hyacinth vases, sadly the one on the left has chips on the rim

Tye uranium hyacinth vases

close-up of the chips on the rim of the Tye uranium hyacinth vase

Tye uranium hyacinth vase with chips

some hyacinths and cats this morning 15-1-2022

forced hyacinths in hyacinth vases

Wedgwood hedgehog with crocus in bloom 13-1-2022

wedgwood hedgehog crocus

photo-bombed by 3 black cats - and a black hyacinth vase, my latest purchase from ebay, this is the first time I've bought this type of vase 10-1-2022

forced hyacinths in hyacinth vase

Delft Blue hyacinths, Blue Sapphire hyacinth back left

Delft Blue hyacinth buds

delft blue hyacinth buds

Blue Sapphire hyacinths 10-1-2022

Blue Sapphire hyacinths

I'm not sure what hyacinth variety this is, I didn't buy any pink hyacinths, I think the bins of bulbs at the garden centre must have gotten mixed up

crocus in Wedgwood hedgehog, Delft Blue hyacinths

wedgwood hedgehog crocus

White Pearl hyacinths on the left, Blue Sapphire in the middle, Delft Blue on the right

hyacinths in hyacinth vases

hyacinth (from Sainsbury's) in bloom 5-1-2022

forced hyacinth

crocus just starting to bloom in the Wedgwood hedgehog 5-1-2022

wedgwood hedgehog with crocus

double-stemmed Blue Jacket hyacinth bulb

double-stemmed Blue Jacket hyacinth bulb

White Pearl hyacinths 4-1-2022

forced white pearl hyacinths in hyacinth vases