Christmas is still some way off, and in terms of preparing for it, most of what I have been doing has focused on the present side of things. The tree is still a while away and the house decorations are still in the loft. However one thing that I do have to set up in advance is some of the plants for Christmas. Along with a tree, the other plant I assocaite with Chrismas are Hyacinths. However to have a chance of having them flowering at Christmas, they need to be set up about now. This is batch one and batch two, an identical set up, will be started in 2 weeks time to provide a longer display. They will now spend the next few weeks in the dark before moving them into the lounge, hallway etc.