How time flies (except for tulip bulbs)

Well, it feels like a long time to go way back in January when decided to switch jobs and waiting till end Feb seems like forever but now it’s here! Time doesn’t seem to apply so much to my tulip bulbs, one of which finally decided to sprout. It’s sure taking forever and one out of fourteen is a horrible rate but can’t be hoping for too much except that I’m making sure there’s snail bait everywhere!

Alien probe or Tulip bulb?