What's Looking Good In August 2020

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  1. NigelJ

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      Our cyclamen spread like mad through all the beds and across all the lawns. I'd call them a weed if they weren't so pretty. This bed of them is about 35ft x 15ft

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        They are lovely @shiney , I moved mine a few weeks ago and I think they're sulking now, they haven't appeared at all yet.
         
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          @Michael Hewett as they spread like wildfire here we dug out a lot of corms when clearing another bed of violets (violets are another weed in our garden that spread by the million :doh:). We had the corms stacked up for a month or two and friends were coming round and taking them. Now that they're settled into their gardens they say they have started to flower.

          Ours flower two or three times a year.
           
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            They're amazing @shiney mine only flowers once a year and in autumn.
             
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              For me it is Freesias ... not that I am complaining! They seed in the pots, rockeries and gravel ... these are some in March this year ...

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              ... and they hybridise ...

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                Ours usually flower Spring, Aug/Sept and sometimes in November.
                 
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                  You're lucky @shiney I have difficulty growing them,
                  But violets are a right pain especially when they get into pots and tubs !
                   
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                    Our largest Cyclamen bed. Half that bed then has Hellebores growing through in Spring.

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