I planted this Forsythia Goldmine in August 2013. It was a nice example and quite busy and I was expecting some flowers and it to be in full leaf at this time of year. It has lost more leaves today.
Any suggestions or helpful advice.
It looks as though the branches on the right will flower this year. The green branches on the left will flower in 2015.
You can cut out the flowered branches AFTER they have flowered. In an ideal world one third of the branches that have flowered should be cut out each year to keep new branches coming. But do not cut out branches without flowers or you are removing the next year's flowers.
Which cyclamen have you got in flower there Julie?
I agree with Verdun, it just needs time.
Thanks all, just need to be a bit more patient I guess.
The cyclamen I a mini collection I got from B&Q in Oct/Nov. The label that came with doesn't have the variety on them, just calls them a mini collection. I'me really pleased with them. They were featured on one of the last few episodes of Gardeners' world in 2013.
Looks like Cyclamen hederifolium .
I don't think it's hederifolium, they're well over and not that bright pink.
I've seen these about but I don't know what they are.
Nut, I think they're varieties of C. persicum http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/dec/07/alys-fowler-winter-bedding-plants
That'll be them, thank you Dove.
Alys says they're not hardy but will last into the new year. That must depend on weather.
I'll wait (fairly) patiently for my Cyclamen coum to flower. Any time now, showing pink
I think it's a bit of a swizz selling C persicum as winter bedding - they really don't put up with very much winter weather in my experience - I'd always resisted them in the past but tried one last year in a tub in our west-facing porch - protected to the north and east and above - it turned up it's toes before Christmas
I see some people spend quite a bit of money on buying several for tubs etc for winter colour and then think they've done something wrong when they rot.