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5 January 2018


And finally our absolutely favourite for this time of year – blue hyacinths. These are from Crocus but of course they are easy to buy either as bulbs about to come into flower or, expensively, as bunches of cut hyacinths. They make the shop smell glorious; and then suddenly, after about ten days, turn manky almost overnight and the smell becomes cloying and sickly-sweet, a signal that they are ready for the recycling bin.

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