My dad is a bit predictable and every year for Christmas he plants some hyacinths bulbs into nice ceramic bowls and gives them as Christmas presents.
...it's always lovely when the January blues are setting in to come home to the wonderful scent of hyacinths and the beautiful colourful flowers...
...this year it has taken a while for ours to flower but when we were away on holiday last week they came out in full bloom!!
A great idea for Christmas presents for friends and family if you are quite greenfingered :)