As I thought it might, the closing down of Geocities has messed up the 90% of Inspiring Plants built before I went across to paying for my hosting. I guess I was just naive in thinking that Yahoo would do something intelligent. As the pages were mainly built with Yahoo's simple online Pagebuilder, there is no back up offline. The new material was built with Frontpage which I find a lot slower and more fiddly working with an image rich site, that being the main reason why very little has been added in the past few years. Maybe I will switch over to largely publishing via this blog. Time will tell.
In the meantime, a picture of my Cyclamen colchicum which is having a good year. Not exactly the most elegant or best coloured flower but it is very sweetly scented, filling the greenhouse with it's perfume. I remember reading about this for the first time in the 70s when the plant was virtually unknown in the west where it was stated it took the longest time to come into flower from seed and was self sterile. I flowered plants within about a year and they do set limited seed. So much for recieved wisdom.