Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:17
I have a couple of Cyclamen coum in a shady spot, in a pot on my balcony. (I have hederefolium in the same pot). I planted them in the autumn, and they're pretty small still.
They look happy enough, with plenty of leaves (though some have a bit of an aphid issue which I'm dealing with by manual squishing at the moment). The thing is that I don't see any sign of flowers or buds. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, but perhaps I'm just being impatient. Should I have given a high potassium fertiliser perhaps? I planted in fairly poor loamy soil.
I live in Switzerland, so it's a little colder than the UK. But my first snowdrop, on the same balcony) is just about to open, and my winter-flowering honeysuckle has bulging buds.