Saturday, 9 April 2016

Beautiful ground cover but it has to go

The leaves look lovely at this time of year. In the autumn the flowers are a welcome splash of colour and the insects love it. But the autumn flowering Cyclamen hederifolium has to go. What started out as a single corm 15 years ago is now taking over the partly shady area next to the shed. They share the patch with my Egyptian walking onions but there is nowhere for the onions to walk to at the moment!

I'm keeping a couple of the cyclamen but the rest have to go. Some have already gone to friends and the rest are being offered to neighbours and on Freegle.

Be warned: they provide attractive ground cover but they self seed very easily and grow rapidly under the right conditions (partial shade and moist soil).

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