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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 coum

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

It’s been in flower for over three weeks now, and loads more flowers have appeared #cyclamen #cyclamencoum #cyclamen-coum #easternsowbread this is only one tuber!

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valjones-hughes

So lovely!

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joanboston

Beautiful

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Val 😊 I’ve three of the coum, this magenta pink one, a paler pink form and a white one too. @valjones-hughes

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Joan 😊 - flowers haven’t been as tall as previous years, although I wonder if that’s because it was repotted this year, plus I sunk the tuber a little deeper @joanboston

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lesliecole49

Wow, I love the way the flowers form a ring!

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jeatacake

So many flowers & as Leslie says, it's great seeing them grow like that 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, they do look lovely like this. I’m not sure why the flowers are so short this year, they were much taller but I’m going to put it down to the repotting. Maybe next year they will be back to normal @lesliecole49 @jeatacake

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

First coum tuber to start flowering, although a little bit early this year. Happy new year everyone! #cyclamen #cyclamencoum #cyclamen-coum #easternsowbread

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tessafox-veling

Happy Newyear to you too Richard! We have been so distressed by what is going on in our beautiful country, knowing that at my age I will never see it again as it was.

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ShelleySnyder

Happy New year Rich!💘😍

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jacaranda

Happy New Year Rich 😘😘 Your cyclamen are so pretty 💕 I love the colour 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

And to you Richard...

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sharonhayden

Yay your experiments work

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joanboston

Mine are in the garden soil. I’ve had leaves for weeks but just starting to see flowers coming🤞🤞

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ublaszko

Happy New Year Rich 🌸🌹🌷

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pelly

Happy New Year Rich 🎉🎉🎉

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lilybee

Happy New Year to you as well 🙂

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Hopefully a good display soon then Joan. I’ve a white coum that’s just producing buds now. The lighter pink one has only just got its first leaf 🤷🏼‍♂️ @joanboston

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

Pretty pot of magenta coloured Cyclamen coum 😍 Still waiting for the other pots containing the white and pink flowering tubers to catchup #cyclamen #cyclamen-coum #cyclamencoum #foliage #easternsowbread

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johninbrighton

Wonderful. Love this.

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lilybee

That's pretty and looks in perfect condition too.

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kaporyash

Cute and beautiful garden

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Keely

That's a beauty

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lexijane

Bootiful 💕💕💕

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rachelbrooks

Fab colour 💕

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ublaszko

Wow! They look amazing and the terracotta pot works really well!

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QT

Beautiful ❤️ 🥰

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juliesgarden

Thanks a pretty one 💗

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bluefox23

Lovely colour 💕

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jadojado29

Evening Richard @richard.spicer.7906 Wow that is Stunning the flowers 💕 & the leaves 👌😍

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Morning all 👋🏼 lovely pot of Cyclamen foliage for Boxing Day. Potted these ones up in terracotta pots a couple of months ago, and plan to do my others early next year. I think they look great like this 👌🏼 this was taken a few days ago, so they might be open by the time I get home #cyclamen #cyclamen-coum #cyclamencoum #foliage #easternsowbread

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richard.spicer.7906

Looks like I missed a bit of weed seedling 😆🤦🏼‍♂️🌱 - I’ve got three pots of the straight species Cyclamen coum, one with white, one with salmon pink and this one with magenta pink flowers.

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ublaszko

They look stunning and deserve a special pot 😍😍😍 Could you take a photo of the salmon one when in flower? Your new woodland area will look gorgeous with these bright jewels! 😄

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richard.spicer.7906

Of course 😄 I think I have a couple of pics from last year but looks like I’ve only ever posted the magenta pink and white ones. I was very careful when picking the pots at the garden centre to make sure I had one tuber of each colour @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Oh, can you buy named colours then? I thought they're sold as mixed colours so have been reluctant to buy them. I watched old GW episode yesterday about cyclamen coum at Birmingham botanical gardens. Stunning! 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

You can do both I think 😄 - mine were not labelled but I bought them when they were in flower so I knew what colours I got @ublaszko

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natii

They're beautiful 😍

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hayleyaj

They look gorgeous Rich 😍

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clipperty

They’re such beautiful flowers and the foliage is just 👌🏻 Nice flicking left to see your earlier entries for ‘cyclamen’. I think they should be called cycle-men for the #apnc- what do you think @rachelbrooks ? 😆

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ublaszko

I'd be buying mine online so no chance of seeing them before making the purchase. I'll have a search online to see what colours and prices are available. 😊

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rachelbrooks

Or cyber men, as my predictive text decides they’re called (not sure I’ve ever knowingly typed cybermen 😂) @clipperty

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richard.spicer.7906

Hmmm.. 😂🤔 - cyber men 🤖 vs cycle men 🚴🏼‍♂️ @clipperty @rachelbrooks

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Cyclamen coum putting on a show today 😊 - I’ll be collecting more seed from this soon. Can you see the spent flower stalk that that has gone curly in centre bottom? This will hopefully develop into a big seed capsule containing lots of seed with sticky coatings to attract ants to carry away the seed to new locations 🐜 🐜..... #cyclamen #cyclamen-coum #winter #easternsowbread #cyclamencoum

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rosiebug

💞💞

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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monika09

Great to know

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PunkyKy

How long do you let the spent bloom sit on there. I was a dummy🤡 and pulled my spent blooms off not thinking about seeds. Grrrr! 😡

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richard.spicer.7906

Hey Kyla 👋🏼 - I leave them to seed naturally, I never dead head these. I recall the seed pods tends to ripen by early summer. Often, I miss the pods opening and end up picking up all the seed around it with a pair of tweezers 😂 @PunkyKy

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PunkyKy

Cool thank you for the info! Great info to know! 👍

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Cyclamen coum, full of flower buds and starting to look quite special. I haven't seen any buds on the other two (one white, and another a different shade of pink) but no doubt they are on there way. Hoping to collect the seed on these to sow in my woodland patch. I was hoping to get outside today but rain is coming. It's times like this a wish I had a greenhouse to play in! #pink #cyclamen #cyclamen-coum #cyclamencoum #easternsowbread

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susieg

Beautiful. Love cyclamen, leaves and all 👌🏼

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greenfingerkeri

Mine only have a few leave :( not their best year

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh, hope they improve @greenfingerkeri - where do you have them growing?

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greenfingerkeri

@richard.spicer.7906 flower bed in the back garden under a huge magnolia tree and hydrangea.

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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richard.spicer.7906

Hopefully the buds will follow shortly, or they're hiding under the leaves. Under deciduous trees is usually fine for these cyclamen but they also prefer shade during the summer when they are dormant. Does the soil get any sun during the summer months? @greenfingerkeri

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daisy-jane

So beautiful rich 😘👍

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greenfingerkeri

@richard.spicer.7906 it gets the very end of it but not for too long.

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richard.spicer.7906

The first #cyclamen is now in bloom in the garden 😊 #pink #cyclamen-coum #cyclamencoum #easternsowbread

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Chester14

I've have just been busy,removing dead flowers from cyclamen in pots Richard.spicer,7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Good work, I might try leaving mine on this year to let the seed pods develop, I'm trying to get them to spread a little round the garden 👍🏼 @Chester14

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

After seeing this at The RHS London show, I bit the bullet this wkd and got me some hardy cyclamen from the garden centre for my woodland patch at the bottom of the garden. Three different shades - this white one, a rich pinky-purple one and a salmon pink one 😍 #cyclamen #cyclamen-coum #white #cyclamencoum #easternsowbread

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justin

Really nice 🙌 #cyclamen #white

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brightcolours

What camera do you use Rich?

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fuschia

Gorgeous white cyclamen @richard 👍👍

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mojo

That's really pretty 🙂💫

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