Last winter I bought a potted hyacinth – I do that occasionally because I find they’re a good way to cheer up gloomy winter days. When it was spent I put the bulbs outside thinking, “I should really plant those.”
And lo, a year passed.
I recently looked out and realised my laziness had been rewarded. For I hadn’t planted the bulbs but they had sprouted and flowered again in their little tub. I took them out, repotted them in a nice bowl and brought them inside for round two.
Who says laziness can’t be rewarded?