There is one plant in our garden and on the plot that merrily self seeds and gets on with the act of growing quietly until one day it just can't resist shouting "Look at me!"
Both Martyn and I have mentioned how clumps of cyclamen hederifolium keep defying the odds and popping up in some of the most inhospitable parts of the plot.
Can you spot them? Here's a closer view of what is obviously more than one plant.
In the garden too they make a surprise appearance in unlikely areas. This clump is alongside a step up to the summerhouse that was only built last year. It is more surprising considering that to grow into the size it has will have taken a few years in a postion that has been a building site for some of that time.
A favourite position appears to be being tucked in a corner where it can get on with the job of growing undisturbed.
Often plants appear in inconvenient places but I can't bring myself to dispose of them and so many have ended up in these troughs.
I think though the plants have given me a hint as to where some may be relocated.
Under the magnolia tree is planted for late winter/early spring interest. Usually the display is kicked off with snowdrops but not this year.
The clumps will bulk up and put on better displays each year and maybe some will find their way out of a trough to join them.