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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 intaminatum

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

Hi everyone 👋🏼, just thought I’d check in to say hello as I’ve not posted for a while. New job is great, absolutely love it 👍🏼 but it’s been more demanding on me physically than I had envisaged and as a result I’ve not felt like doing much in my own garden, so haven’t bothered posting anything. Been trying a new approach since August, which has been helping a little but might take me a while longer to figure out how I can enjoy, have time (and energy!) for gardening both at work & home.

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richard.spicer.7906

Trying to get back into studying too as time is ticking for me to finish my exams. I chose to put them on hold last year when lockdown started, but the qualifications change very soon and I need to finish the current format before next June.

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richard.spicer.7906

Anyways, I’m absolutely fine - very happy and def not down or regretting the career change. Just got to make some adjustments to daily life to fit in everything I want to do 🤗. In the meantime, the cyclamen pots have begun to wake up in the polytunnel. Hope to post more when I can 💚

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KariSamuel

Brilliant! We miss your posts, but want to make sure you are staying happy and healthy!

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columbiariver

Happy life is good for you Rich. Keep up the good work. These are so graceful 🧚

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lilybee

Good to hear from you Rich, pleased that the career change has worked out. We'll still be here once your exams are done and dusted!

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pelly

Great to hear from you Rich and glad you are OK 👌

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godfreye

Hi Rich good to hear from you been a long time know you been busy.cyclamen is a perfect white 🤗

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906........... Hello Richard ...... So glad to see you back again, and to know you are OK ..... We missed you ...... I'm sure you'll sort out your routine/exams/garden/job...... This white Cyclamen is exquisite....... Cheers .....John W.

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anl

Lovely to know you are ok good hear from you take care

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joanboston

Great to hear you are ok. The life work balance is always a tricky thing, I’m sure you will sort it eventually. Cyclamen looks exquisite

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juliesgarden

Hi Rich , lovely to hear from you ! Life changes quickly these days , sounds like you’re loving the new job 👍🏻👍🏻😘

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richard.spicer.7906

These flowers are tall and tiny, but ever so detailed 🤍

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midnightgardener

No foliage on these? 🌼🌼🌼

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richard.spicer.7906

Not at first Chris, most autumn flowering cyclamen species send out their flowers first, then the foliage comes later. Quite different to the spring flowering species, and the florist cyclamen hybrids 🌸 @midnightgardener

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sharonhayden

So delicate

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sieveheadsarah

They’re fab Richard, they look like they’re leaning over to listen to something 👂🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

They certainly are Sharon 😊 @sharonhayden

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richard.spicer.7906

Probably eves dropping on the hederifolium pots 😆 such noisy neighbours 🤭 @sieveheadsarah

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johninbrighton

@Richard.spicer.7906 .... Morning Richard ...... Beautiful delicate little flowers ...... To answer your question in a previous post, my Plumbago is still surviving, although is looking a bit sad at the moment, with no flowers ....... preparing for its Winter pruning ...... Glad to know that the jobs are going well .... best regards to you and lovely St Albans .

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richard.spicer.7906

Good to hear you are well John, and yep I think the plumbago is probably just getting ready for winter. Hope Brighton is looking lovely at the moment, it’s been a while since I’ve been down to the sea front @johninbrighton

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richard.spicer.7906

😊👍🏼 @johninbrighton

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godfreye

Perfect white I love white flowers 🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Enid, they are quite dainty aren’t they 😊 @godfreye

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richard.spicer.7906

A Cyclamen from Turkey - Cyclamen intaminatum - this one has already flowered in September, but I didn’t get a photo unfortunately

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bag

Can you take cuttings off cyclamen. If so do you know how. As they have a bulb. Well mine do anyway. Thanks

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Jayne @bag - unfortunately you can’t propagate Cyclamen via cuttings. They have a tuber, and although it is feasible to divide the tuber into smaller pieces with a knife to grow on as individual plants, this is quite difficult as you have to prevent the cut pieces from getting mouldy or rotting off. It is much easier to propagate cyclamen from seed although it can take a few years for each seedling to reach flowering size. Seed can be collected from existing plants and sown straight away.

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