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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Cyclamen alpinum

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

These were under the bench, uncovered. Half the cyclamen I have is hardy, and the other half are a little more tender and would prefer it not below zero but they all seemed ok in the tunnel. I wasn’t sure if I should have fleeced the tender ones but they all seem ok, esp this one which has been flowering all week

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thehardygardener

Lovely pink, hearts in a leaf

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emch

Nice #heart-shaped leaves

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ..... Morning Richard ...... This is beautiful ...... I left my miniature Cyclamen out all Winter, and they have survived and are in flower (just about) Looks like it's going to get a lot milder this week ..... Stay safe and well.

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Katie 😊 @brightcolours

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, certainly warmer this week! Hope the cyclamen does well John, keeping my fingers crossed for you. Stay safe and we’ll too @johninbrighton

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richard.spicer.7906

They do Eileen, hadn’t really taken in the shape before till you mentioned it. I tend to get distracted by the markings instead 😄 @emch

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richard.spicer.7906

Indeed Aly, and something has been having a little nibble too! @thehardygardener

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emch

#interestingfoliage

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richard.spicer.7906

#foliagefriday - flowers are popping up now too #cyclamen #cyclamen-alpinum #cyclamenalpinum

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novicegardenlover

Pretty foliage.

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nej

Love the leaves

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Susan 😊 - it’s a lot darker and more grey-ish than many of my others, so is a nice contrast @novicegardenlover

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Nej 😄 - hoping the followers will contrast well with them. I think it’s a bit shorter than some of my others which I guess is not uncommon for alpine forms. @nej

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s amazing how many flowers come from one tiny tuber! #cyclamen #cyclamen-alpinum #cyclamenalpinum

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 ...... Morning Richard....... this is wonderful....... I love it.

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joanboston

So delicate, beautiful Richard

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pixierose

Lovely 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Christine 😊 @pixierose

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richard.spicer.7906

Really pleased how well this one is coming along Joan @joanboston

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you John! Hope Brighton hasn’t been too wet and windy this weekend 😕 @johninbrighton

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joanboston

It certainly is beautiful Richard

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richard.spicer.7906

First flowers I’ve ever seen on this Cyclamen since I bought it. And there are lots 😲 it’s only a small tuber, I only had one or two last year #cyclamen #cyclamen-alpinum #cyclamenalpinum

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pelly

Oh they're lovely.......and pink 💞💞💞

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janetandjim

So pretty

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Cyndi 😊 @cyndi

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richard.spicer.7906

@pelly 😁 hopefully will get some seed, I think I promised you last year I’d save some on one of the cyclamen but I didn’t get much in the end. More flowers this year so hopefully better chance 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Janet 😊 I’m building up a nice cyclamen collection now. The polytunnel is turning more into a semi alpine tunnel! Hoping to get a greenhouse later this year as a permanent home for lots of them @janetandjim

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richard.spicer.7906

😊💓 @dirtgirlworld

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pelly

Oh thanks Rich, that would be great. 😍😘

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richard.spicer.7906

Another cyclamen foliage variation. Still quite a young plant but it’s quite different to others I’d seen so picked it up whilst visiting Ashwoods before Christmas. Cyclamen alpinum is not as hardy as other cyclamen, and doesn’t like much water during the summer so this will be kept under protection so I can monitor the watering and temp. I think it flowers between now and April after foliage has appeared, so hoping I’ll see some signs of buds soon.

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richard.spicer.7906

#cyclamen #cyclamen-alpinum #foliage

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suerichards

What a beauty 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

They look very cute this small size. Gonna put it in a clay pot soon like the others @suerichards

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kimguy

It will grow and blossom under your loving care💚

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mcmurraylou

Beautiful 😍

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sussexwestngs

So the plant buying ‘freeze’ has been lifted?! 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks Kim 😊🙏🏼 @kimguy

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Lou 😊 @mcmurraylou

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richard.spicer.7906

🤣 er.... darn it, alright ya got me! Does it count if I was on a collage day out? (Like a GT meet-up?) 🙄🤭 @sussexwestngs

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sussexwestngs

Nope. That’s excluded from the ban 😂😂😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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kimguy

You are very welcome😎💜

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