Everything about them.
I planted some last year and they did really well, but they didn't come up this year. The new bulbs I planted this year are great but I really hope they come up next year too. ( do I need to lift them and make them cold?)
I've loads of new stems coming. But this is the first, and therefor very special.
I'm glad they're surviving the wind. We're having the most sustained, windy weather I can remember. It's that storm I mentioned a couple of days ago, still think we're getting off lightly compared to the rest of the country, but I'm over the wind. We've lost a couple of trees at the back of the farm, they were old and did no damage so good firewood. Speaking of firewood... we were considering making a pizza oven for the summer. We love making pizzas. With the new deck area we thought it would be lovely. RandV have one down at the beach and we use it a lot. They made theirs. Well, I had a look at how to do it, and to be honest, we can't be bothered! How lazy is that! It would be so time consuming and we have none of the materials to hand so would have to buy them all. We worked out it could be about $2000 plus all the man hours. So then we changed plan and looked at pizza ovens to buy. We found some amazing ones - yes, $6000 amazing. NOPE!
Then we found one that fits the bill, is NOT $6000 and we can get it in Whangarei! Result. I saw them yesterday so today I am dragging Lloyd down.
Anyway, we shall see.
Weather is too nasty to do much else.