Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The winning names in auricula competition are Marsipan & Sigge


Winners in naming the seedlings Nr. 32 & Nr. 46

There were over 40 entries in the competition; it was hard to choose the names as all were well thought out and suitable for the two seedling auriculas. But after a lot of consideration I found two names which were a little bit different and I think suitable for the two plants.

The two winners in the naming of the two seedlings that were shown at Sweden’s Auricula Weekend in May are:-

Seedling Nr. 32 is now named   MARSIPAN   after the suggestion from Ulla-Britt in Vintrosa, Nerike

Seedling Nr. 46 is now named   SIGGE    after the suggestion from Margareta in Sävjö

Congratulations to both Ulla-Britt & Margareta. Your 100:- voucher for purchasing auriculas from Ray’s Perennials have been emailed to you.

Thank you to all those who participated in the competition and coming up with some wonderful names for the seedlings.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Auricula Exchange

Ina's 'Old Blue Eyes'
Ina a member in Germany has some of her Auriculas for exchange. See under link Auricula Plant & Seed Exchange

Exchanging auriculas with other members is an excellent way to add to your collection and find auriculas which are often not available via normal retail & internet sources.

It is also of course a good way for you to get  in touch with other auricula collectors who share a passion for auriculas.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ancient Society

One of my Ancient Societys is blooming today, Ancient Society is well suited to life in Sweden and always blooms well. /Ray

Monday, June 17, 2013

Checkmate & Nona


Checkmate & Nona have been blooming this week, they are both outside unprotected from the heavy rain we have had, but are none the worse for that./Ray

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Seedling

White Double Seedling
This a new white double seedling which I crossed in 2010 and has bloomed for the first time this year, it has a subtle scent and a light dusting of farina on its leaves. /Ray

Sunday, June 9, 2013


INGA-LILL is blooming today,  this is a reliable terracotta/orange double which I crossed in 2008 and is named after a member in the club and a friend of mine, you can see her blog here. http://poppystradgardsblogg.blogspot.se/
INGA-LILL is slow to produce offsets but has a large truss of pips and a very fine scent.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ina's Auriculas in Germany

Ina's 'Aquarius' double

Ina's 'Old Blue Eyes' stripe

Ina's self sown border

Ina a member in Germany has kindly shared some pictures of her very fine auriculas with us.
Ina also has some auriculas she would like to exchange with other members, more details will be published in the next newsletter.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

More seedlings in bloom today

Some of the seedlings that were sown in 2009/10/11, some take longer to bloom than others, it's just to be patient. /Ray