House Plants/cyclamen

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Jason wrote at 2013-05-13 15:36:11
It is interesting to read that 3 years is unusually long for a cyclamen, which means I have a couple of elder ones, as one has been going for 6 and one for 5 years.  The older is a rich red, when it blooms, and that has a seed pod I now know to remove, maybe the blooms will return.  The purplish one is the younger, and every time Mom visits she is surprised at how long I've had them, as she hasn't been able to get 3 years out of one.  They bloom 2 or 3 times a year with blooms remaining for several weeks each time.   I use Miracle Grow for feeding, and try to use filtered water sometimes, not always from the tap.  Thanks for the info!


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Diana Hamilton

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I can answer questions related to flowering and non-flowering house plants, and herbs. I do not know very much about cactus, orchids and bonsai

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For 20 years I owned a florist where I sold cut flowers and all types of house plants and accessories and gave advice to my customers.

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I have not had any writings published but I have presented gardening programmes on television, showing viewers how to care for their plants, giving them ideas on suitable plants, discussed problems with experts in different fields and given practical demonstrations on growing seeds, planting tubs and hanging baskets, watering, feeding, pruning etc.

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I am completely self-taught

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I have exhibited plants and flower arrangements in many Flower Shows winning many prizes.

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