Cyclamen, some notes on raising hardy species from seed.

At the beginning of August I collected seed from the pods of Cyclamen hederifolium and coum in my garden and Cyclamen repandum in another garden. The pods were ripening and beginning to split open and I collected both open pods and those just about to open. I space sowed two full sized seed trays with…

Six on Saturday – 12/10/2019

Photo editing programs allow you to manipulate colours within photos, toning down everything except red perhaps. That's exactly what todays weather is doing, everything is dull except for the reds, which seem stronger than ever. Every component of my water harvesting system is getting a thorough testing and while I've made a few small alterations…

Six on Saturday – 21/9/2019

The slow downward spiral into autumn continues, slowly this week, a little quicker next week if the forecast is accurate. Soon it will be Camellia season, which always keeps me busy through the winter months. I have buds on new plants that I cannot wait to see in flower. Still lots of colour around though,…