Posted: 28/12/2016 at 18:25
Agree with Joyce about the cyclamen, assuming it is c. persicum, the type usually sold as houseplants. You also need to rest them; In mid to late July, stop watering them and allow most of the leaves to die down. Put them outside in the shade protected from rain (pot placed on it's side by the side of a north-facing house wall is ideal.) Around mid October, pull the corm out of the pot and remove all of the old dry compost from the roots. Pot the corm into fresh compost leaving the top half of the corm exposed above the soil. Use some grit to cover the surface of the compost around the sides of the corm. Stand in water for half an hour and then don't water again until you see new growth. This should give you flowers for next Christmas.