Saturday, September 12

Getting on quietly

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.

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  1. I love those pretty little flowers that pop up all over.

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  2. They're obviously very happy where they are.

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    1. They are very accommodating and seem to be happy anywhere, Jo, We have found some growing in the gaps between paving blocks quite happily.

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  3. Oh I love little unexpected surprises like that Sue. You must be delighted to see them.

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    1. They have inspired me to add to their number, Anna.

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  4. You have the ants to thank for their distribution Sue. They are very clever!

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    1. So I understand, Roger. They must be very secretive because we don't really see that manynof them in the garden except I'm paving and the like. As long as they don't take it into their heads to bite me in the process. I once had an ant crawl up my leg biting all the way up it was very painful.

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  5. It's usually the ones you DON'T want that self-seed readily - like Golden Feverfew!

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    1. We have some violets, Mark which are pretty but some of the places where they tend to self seed can be a bit of a nuisance.

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  6. Lovely aren't they. I need more ants!

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    1. You can always give them a helping hand, Jessica. I have sown the seeds into a tray and ended up with hundreds of them. I've given literally hundreds of young plants away

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  7. How such a delicate looking plant can be so tough---it's lovely. You're fortunate to have them magically relocate!

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    1. And they really are tough, Sue. You would be amazed at some of the places where they crop up

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  8. I think they look like lovely delicate plants, I haven't got any yet but have been tempted lately x

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    1. Let me know if you want some Jo I'm sure I can find you a couple :-)

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  9. That's beautiful! I have never seen the real before.

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    1. It's just as well that we like them EndAh

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  10. I love cyclamens; it would be nice if we could grow them outside, but they would never survive our winters.

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    1. I would have never imagined there was anywhere where they wouldn't grow, Margaret.

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  11. That's pretty cyclamen flowers! They seems to grow well like weeds! I welcome them as weeds in my garden! ;)

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  12. How lovely! I have a small patch given to me by Cathy (Ramblign in the Garden), I hope they spread themselves around in a similar fashion. Though I still have plans to grow some from seed as you have done in the past. Or was that Cyclamen coum?

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    1. I've grown both from seeds, Janet. coum from bought seed and this from collected. I started odd with just two hederifolium plants a pink and a whirte

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