Day 82: grape hyacinth

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

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Once you have muscari (grape hyacinth), you’re probably not getting rid of it, due to its enthusiasm for colonising areas both by self-division of its tiny bulbs and by seed. Just as well it’s such a trooper, being reliable, easy to grow, and unrelentingly cheerful – the tiny blue floral pyramids the perfect foil for daffodils – whether grown in the ground or used to perk up spring containers. Traditionally the flowers are likened to diminutive bunches of grapes, which I find frustrating, as surely they’re the wrong way up? Far better to imagine Smurfs have developed a penchant for stacks of profiteroles, and learned how to farm them in your garden.


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