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Pinheads and Dinnerplates

Hardy cyclamen are wonderful plants, quite unlike their trashy indoor cousins.

I have a particular weakness for scent, autumn colour and plants with winter interest, and although unscented the ivy-leaved (or Neapolitan) cyclamen excels in the latter two categories, sending up its charming pink recurved flowers in the autumn, and most obligingly holding on to its heart shaped leaves, intricately marked with silver, over the winter months, shedding them over the summer when their absence goes unnoticed in the midst of all the other star horticultural performances. 1,121 more words

Plants

In a Vase on Monday: Sweet Harmony

Like many other Mondays, this vase opportunity just presented itself with little encouragement required from me. The post title comes from the little iris, which I think are… 601 more words

Gardening

Basement Dwellers

I brought some Primulas, and a few other plants, indoors in early November. Some were in bloom or in bud; some didn’t look winter-hardy; some could have stayed out had I got around to planting them in time. 490 more words

Primula

Rise of the Cyclamen

I started growing hardy Cyclamen in 2010, with a plant of C hederifolium from Beaver Creek and seeds of C hederifolium and C coum from a specialist grower in the UK. 698 more words

Alpines

My seed-grown cyclamen

Last year, I planted cyclamen seeds. Last month, I saw their first stirrings to life.

This month, they’re going nuts. Every time I pass by the pots, I find more leaves pushing up from the gravel. 212 more words

2014

the equinox

Greetings and salutations everyone; yes, once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you the latest news, no matter how unexciting, from our garden. 647 more words

signs of autumn

Greetings and salutations everyone; yes, once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you the latest and most spine-tinglingly  exciting news from our garden. 984 more words