Here, as promised, photos of my gorgeous hyacinth.
M. says they were really cheap from Tesco but I think they are wonderful.
The little florets are a delicate, lilacy blue with a waxy, velvety smoothness.
Three bulbs have produced four stems of blooms and their perfume fills my house. I know lots of folk find it over powering and it even causes hay fever like symptoms for some.
I wonder if I can use them as inspiration for my craft work. Maybe a wisp or two of silk might "dumf" nicely - watch this space!