Thursday, 15 November 2012
I'm really enjoying these warm, pinky red Cyclamen outside the back door this month. I have a couple of pots of them at eye level, so I can't miss them when I step outside into the garden and they're about the only flower on top form. Whilst there's still quite a bit of colour elsewhere, most of it's in terminal decline. I don't mind really as all is at it should be and whilst I have the Cyclamen to greet me, all is well.
I tried to photograph some of the Cyclamen hederifolium which are naturalising themselves under the birch tree in the front garden. I planted 3 a few years ago and they're slowly spreading themselves outwards. However, sugar pink flowers and gloomy undergrowth does not make for good photography and despite lying on my tummy on damp leaves to take their picture, the resultant photo revealed some overexposed pinprick blobs :(
When they've stopped flowering, I'll push their seed heads down into the damp earth to help them spread further. There's always lots of leaves around from the birch and ash trees above, so I feel I need to give them some extra encouragement. Hopefully it means I'll soon be able to show you great swathes of Cyclamen, just like the ones I have in my mind's eye for that part of the garden.
How's your garden blooming this month?
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.