The corms of my Cyclamens are growing bigger and bigger - and subsequently surfacing. They don' seem to dislike it but I suppose the new shoots are more vulnerable. No I wonder what to do. Cover with soil or let them be. Any suggestions?
This reminded me of a recent discussion on the SRGC forum that you may find interesting (if you are not already aware of it - see pages 20-21 in the "Cyclamen 2010" thread):
Thanks, Lori, I wasn't aware of this thread - it is so much out there! Think I will cover the corms with some soil and pebbles.
Here's another observation of corms (C. hederifolium) above ground (and seemingly unaffected), this one at Wisley Garden from an SRGC thread.
I visited Wisley in the summer of 2009 and noticed the Cyclamen corms above ground but in the wild I have never seen them surfacing. Anyway, I have covered my corms with a soil/sand mix to protect them a little.
And what should I see as I was out mucking about in the yard... an exposed corm here too, seemingly without ill effect, on C. purpurascens.
A lady from NE Massachusetts found a cyclamen in her lawn(!) that was growing largely upside down and on top of the soil -- apparently with no problems. Assurances that cyclamen in the lawn are not the usual here.