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Growing a flower of any type indoors quickly at this time of year?

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MayDayChild Sat 01-Oct-11 17:49:12

Didn't think before speaking but due to thinking it was the height of summer, I said to DD that we should grow a flower for show and tell (Reception class) as it would be much more interesting than another toy.

Except I don't know how to grow a flower indoors (no greenhouse) at this time of year! What flowers? Need to see it grow so to speak.

OneHandFlapping Sat 01-Oct-11 17:50:54

How about a bulb? Hyacinths, Paperwhite narcissus and Amaryllis are all good.

MayDayChild Sat 01-Oct-11 18:19:52

Simply put in pot in kitchen? Will this work?
Thank you

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 01-Oct-11 18:47:49

How soon is show and tell? The other thing (although I've never grown it and am relying on what I've read) that is fast-growing is lucky bamboo, which sprouts very quickly.

Maryz Sat 01-Oct-11 18:49:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MayDayChild Sat 01-Oct-11 19:58:53

Every Friday so we can plan! Liking hyacinths! Thanks for suggestions

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 01-Oct-11 20:07:10

If you buy a hyacinth, make sure you buy one that says it's 'prepared', ie suitable for indoor forcing. Tips from the RHS here.

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