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.
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.
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 💚
@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.
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
@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 .
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
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.