Q: Ken, could you help me I have been given a basket of hyacinths which have been really lovely but now they are wilting and would like to know if it is worth putting them in the garden and what should I do with them now, they still have green leaves. Many thanks for your reply.Really enjoy your programme on Saturday mornings. Regards Barbara,Gidea Park
A: I never waste any plants, including hyacinths. If you plant them directly now they have faded, into the garden, and cut the dead flower head only off, the nutrient will return to the bulb and you will get a flower next year although it will be closer to a bluebell than a hyacinth.