It had two or three flowers last November, and then - nothing. Until now.
This year is very different;
The first of the buds actually burst into bloom on my birthday;
Since then another couple of flowers have appeared. Such a delight - they are so bright and cheerful. I'm always amazed at how much flower seems to be folded up into such a tight bud. Why don't the petals all stick together in there? How do they to come out so smooth and shiny and uncreased? Seems miraculous.