Some years ago another dear friend, Hector, gave me a Brunsvigia bulb, this had first of all been passed to him I think from a grandmother or elderly relative. Some years my bulbs have blooms, others they are dormant, one year I counted 32 stems. Not quite as prolific this time, but spectacular.The first two photos are this week, the last one was taken last year.
The spectacular Brunsvigia josephinae has the largest flower cluster in the Amaryllis family. With a massive bulb up to 9 inches wide, it is reported to be the world's largest bulb! The "Candelabra Lily", also known as "Josephine's Lily", makes a radiating flower cluster almost 3 feet across! ( Sourced from Internet)
The other plants growing so well are Cosmos.I planted them, grown from seed, along the side of Hugh’s workshop. Some weeks ago, they were pulled out, dirt dug up, fertilised with great care, and carrots planted. TWO whole packets, Guess what grew? Yes, Cosmos in the hundreds. I have already carefully pulled some out and transplanted, they are doing well in another garden area.
Quotation of the day, words from the song “ What A Wonderful World” , written by Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss, first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1967 ( another source says 1968).
“ And I think to myself, what a wonderful world”
Greetings from Jean