The shock best-sellers this year have been amaryllis - first all the loose bulbs sold within half an hour at Duntreath Christmas Fair and now all bar one of the mini-amaryllis "Giraffe" which I potted up have sold this week-end.
I am quite surprised as last year they sold very slowly. They are expensive bulbs and as they are still in bud it cannot be that people are attracted to the beautiful flowers.
Perhaps people saw them when they flowered last year (when I took the photo) and decided to get one this year, perhaps there has been something in a magazine, I don't know but I am hanging onto the remaining plant for myself. I wish I had got more.