These are the potted Cyclamen that Naomi gave me just before my birthday last year. They flowered for several months and finally when the leaves were starting to die in the late spring I put the pot in the linen cupboard and promptly forgot about them.
A couple of weeks ago I was rearranging the cupboard and there was my plant, or what was left of it. I had put it away because I had read that with the so-called “florist cyclamens” you could get them to grow for a second season by putting them in a cool dark place for two months. It was about two months later when I took the pot out of the cupboard but I was not encouraged by the state of it. I’m no gardener. Anyway I cut all the dead leaves away, gave it a good watering and put it back in its spot by the kitchen window.
A few days later I noticed there had been some growth, ghostly looking stems were arising from the pot. Now, a week or so later they have taken on some colour and it looks as if I am going to get my plant back.