The woodland has 3 periods when I visit it each day, first of all in Jan/March for all the snowdrops and narcissus, now in September for all the little cyclamen hederifolium and then in Oct./November for the autumn tints.
I like this really deep magenta coloured one and it is now seeding about and I’m getting the odd dark one popping up in unexpected places.
The first cyclamen come through at the end of July in some years, with more coming up to flower in August, but then the peak of flowering is in September and it is then that I make my daily wanderings once more round the woodland.
I think I get more white seedlings than pink ones.
One of my dark seedlings.
The ants have tucked this one is a very dark corner, but the white flowers shine out.
As well as the cyclamen, the honesty, Lunaria annua, is shimmering at the moment in the sunlight and looking very pretty. This has increased but I must sow more seed to put it in the centre of 2 areas so that the sun will shine through it and it will contrast with the cyclamen at its feet.
I’m so glad that my ants are still busy, keeping up their good work. Each year I find more and more seedlings popping up where I least expect them and even my gardener said Wow when he saw them all this morning, I agree, I think they all look very pretty.
The sunrise this morning was beautiful, the whole sky towards the North East was a lovely shade of pink. We have had a lovely sunny day but more rain is on the way for later.
I hope the weather is being kind to you.