Back in October, my mum handed me a paper bag with five brown bulbs in. 'Put them in the bottom of a tall vase with some stones in and fill the vase with water so it just reaches their bottoms' she said. I took the paper bag and stashed it away in the bread bin (where else?).
At the beginning ot the Christmas holidays I duly followed her instructions, and three weeks later this is the result:
They're paperwhites. Ain't they purdy? They smell nice, too.