Would be grateful for some advice please.
We bought some pots of Cyclamen from B&Q in August (garden variety) they
have bloomed non stop and there are still some buds to come out. I have
no idea whether they should be left outdoors and am concerned about the
We do not have a greenhouse, so I wondered if they would be better
wintering in our conservatory. it is not heated but at least they would
be out of the frost and snow.
They are fairly hardy, but won't stand severe frosts - if the corm
freezes it will go mushy when it thaws. Overwintering in an unheated
conservatory would probably be fine as they don't like too much warmth,
either. As long as the conservatory is more or less frost free they
will be fine.
Many thanks Dan, I will take a look at Wikipedia
Jeff, thank you for that.
I did actually bring them in today, I just didn't think a hard frost
would do them any good even though they be winter flowering.
They are in the light and the conservatory, though a little on the cold
side at the moment will be frost free.
Hopefully they will survive the Winter!
> Would be grateful for some advice please.
> have bloomed non stop and there are still some buds to come out. I have
> no idea whether they should be left outdoors and am concerned about the
> uk winter.
> wintering in our conservatory. it is not heated but at least they would
> be out of the frost and snow.
Hi Aberdeen, I'm assuming that's where you are ?? I have sold about 3000
of these cyclamen this year and the type I grow is a variety called
'Miracle' !! I dont know what B&Q sell but yes, a conservatory where you
are might be best but dont overwater them. They will flower until next
March/April and then if you have some trees, plant them out under those
and they should come up again in August/September next year.
Most people tend to overwater them, leave them dry out and if
possible water early in the morning to allow the foliage to dry out
before night time.
Thanks Lannerman, that's really helpful.
I don't know what species they are, it seems to be a generic B&Q plant
I definately take your point about the watering, as the soil was pretty
wet. Have pulled out the wilted leaves and will leave to dry out a
little then follow your instructions.
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