I have a lots of photos of Madeira to organise before I can put them on my blog, plus yesterday we went to the Parchment Show in Bristol which I also have a lot of photos to show, so in the meantime here's what we came home to, this Amaryllis never flowered last year, in fact in January it look dead along with his mate who both got put out on the patio ready to throw away when the weather improved. Around late April, when I was sorting the patio and cleaning up from the winter ready for the summer, I saw the pot and what looked like a green shoot. He had been out in all winds and frost, rain etc,. It was brought in and told if you don't flower you are joining your mate in the garden bin.
Well I got three leaves and he was unceremoniously reminded if you don't flower or do something you are going out, and then I saw a flower bud. It grow and when we went on holiday I thought we might miss the flower but no he waited and here he is in flower to welcome us home. Better late than never he should have flowered just after christmas,
I think I might keep him for a while longer?