What do you do when you realise it’s a friend’s birthday and you haven’t even thought of a present?
Pop to the garden centre for some plants and a terracotta pot, of course.
Pot, tray of six violas, tray of six cyclamen – for under £10.
Add some compost, seven narcissi bulbs, one cyclamen, three violas, some decorative grit and . . .
. . . One birthday present.
And there are enough plants left to pot up ready for further emergencies.