You may remember that a couple of years ago back in 2013, I treated myself to a new plant each month. I purposely bought each plant in flower, the idea being that I should then have something blooming in the garden every month of the year. This was actually one of the late Geoff Hamilton's tips.
In January 2013, I treated myself to five cyclamen, three were pink, one red and one white. They were advertised by the nursery as outdoor types, though I know nothing about the different varieties myself so I don't know which variety they are. This is the red one, still blooming away in my garden now.
Unfortunately, I've lost three of the plants. I wonder if all five were the same variety as their leaves differed. I'm not sure if the different types have different leaves or not. This is the photo I took of them when I bought them, you can see what I mean here.
There is another survivor but it hasn't flowered this year, I'm not sure which colour it is but its leaves are very different to the red one.
At least there's a little splash of colour in my garden in the depths of winter.
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