A customer has asked:

When do I start off Cyclamen corns? And how do I get them going again?

Chris replies:

HOUSEPLANT cyclamen corms that have been resting can be started into growth again August time in a greenhouse. Clean off all the old leaves, shake any loose soil off the corm and repot each corm in the smallest pot that it will fit into. Use John Innes No 1 compost or its equivalent and set the corm so that the top just shows above the compost. Spray the corm every day with tepid water to start it into growth. Do not bring the plant into the house until there are at least four to six flowers in bud.