The mother of invention and all that jazz

We were given an amaryllis bulb for Christmas, and contrary to my usual experience with plants, it’s doing rather well.

So well, in fact, that it’s grown rather tall, and now that the flowers are coming out, it needs some proper support. Unfortunately, we only realised this after it had fallen over, but at least we know now. Sadly, since we live in a flat, gardening equipment has never really been on our shopping list, so when we were looking for a stake last night, I knew what was coming next.

Yes, that is from my craft room. To be precise, it’s an enormous Tunisian crochet hook that I bought at the Knitting and Stitching show in October. It’s just the right height, and the point on the end means that it sticks into the soil rather well. And yes again, that’s scrap wool holding it up because we don’t have any string. For all that my hobbies take up a lot of space, they do at least come in useful from time to time!

*sigh* How long do Amaryllises last?

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One thought on “The mother of invention and all that jazz

  1. That’s a beautiful flower and a very clever improvisation! Bravo. 🙂

    I once had a bamboo chopstick holding up a jade plant. It wasn’t as sturdy as your Tunisian hook!

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