First cyclamen spotted

Pamela Harlow pamela@polson.com
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:55:55 PDT
Do you have deer mice?  They unpredictably shred all sorts of new growth in
the Seattle area.  You might try Bobbex small animal repellent, or even
their deer version.
We seem to share the same cyclamen bloom schedule.

On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 8:06 AM Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org> wrote:

> Cyclamen cilicium, C. hederifolium, and now C. africanum have been
> trying to flower for a couple of weeks now. Something is eating the
> flowers just as fast as they appear, but not the stems or the leaves (of
> C. coum that is showing up.) I finally moved several pots inside and
> have a barrier on a couple of others, but the flowers are coming through
> the barrier so are probably doomed. I had a few left over moth balls
> from the time I had a chipmunk that was fond of Calochortus flowers and
> I stuck one of them in one pot and so far there is still a flower left
> in that pot. Anyone have any idea of the culprit or suggestions?
>
> Mary Sue
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