The terracotta planters that I filled with bulbs in the autumn provide a colourful display  in our Easter garden.

Tubs overflowing with narcissi provide a cheerful greeting as we step outside the back door.

Combined with these deep blue hyacinths the yellow narcissi add a ray of sunshine to an otherwise wet weekend.

I love the scent of hyacinths. I find it very evocative – a reminder that winter is coming to a close and making way for springtime.

These beauties have been confined to the garden as, delightful as I find their perfume, others find it overpowering in the house.

I couldn’t resist bringing these specimens indoors to add to the silk flowers, candles and bunting in our guest room.