One of GMs and my favourite smells of remembered Christmases past is that of hyacinths, and for more years than I care to recall I have tried to replicate that by growing hyacinths that bloom at Christmas - but without any luck, usually they flower early January. This year I was even more determined than ever so I bought these in September,
I've scribbled the date I planted them, and on the back of the label you can see clearly . . .
. . . it says "planted by mid-October, these . . . . . in bloom by Christmas".
I don't think so - yet another epic fail. Next year I think I'll buy them in December in flower rather than attempt to grow my own.