Before I headed home to Devon for the summer, I set out to find a gardening centre in London- the closest one was in Camden (I know!). When I found it, I picked a handful of hyacinth bulbs and stored them in a dark cupboard over summer. I put this hyacinth bulb over water the day I moved into my new flat, and placed it on my lovely little window sill (which is rapidly becoming a small plant nursery). I’ve enjoyed seeing the plant's root system progress as I put down roots into my own new home.
Today, I can see the first peep of the green leaves emerging from the head of the bulb.