Blooming marvellous winter colour

This has to be one of my favourite craft projects yet – I still have this little pebble cactus on a shelf in my studio.

With Christmas now a thing of the past, I turned my hand to writing about house plants. There are some beauties around at this time of year, mostly growing from bulbs and filling our house with their heady scents.

I am in awe of the amaryllis. How can such massive, colourful trumpets burst forth from what looks, essentially, like an old, dried-up onion? Amazing.