EARLY BEE

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Spring is here, officially, and I caught this bee busy on its rounds of the blooming crocuses in the pots outside my window.

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HIPPEASTRUM

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Every Christmas I used to buy my late father a neatly packed Hippeastrum bulb, which he would nurture with great delight until it produced its huge, startling flowers to brighten up the Winter window-ledge. This year I decided to buy one for myself (my daughter bought one too) and I was duly rewarded with seven┬ástunning white flowers that, although they didn’t last long, became a very showy focus for a couple of weeks.