Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lena's Border Auricula in Arvika

These pictures are of Lena's border auricula which she inherited from her Grandmother. It is a good example of how attractive border auriculas can be, especially when they have a nice coating of farina.. Thank you Lena; for sending in your pictures so that we all can enjoy them. /Ray

Monday, April 28, 2014

Blooming today

Dales Red -Border-
Here are some pictures of the auriculas that I have blooming at the moment./Ray
Starling - Border-

Gunilla - Double-

Little Rosette - Double -

Red Guantlet- Self -

The Bishop - Self -

Sirbol - Alpine -

Sylvia - Double -

Laverock Fancy - Fancy-

Hans - Grey Edge Fancy -

Gerda - Stripe -
Kristina - Double -

Esbjörn .- Self -
Blue Jean - Border -
Sirius - Alpine -

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Kerstin's new auriculas

Kerstin a member in Göteborg has kindly sent in some pictures of two new auriculas that she has recently acquired for her collection. Thank you Kerstin, it's alway nice to see members auriculas./Ray
A dwarf auricula, unnamed.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Iris's border auricula seedlings

Iris a member in England has kindly sent some pictures of her Border Auricula seedlings which were sown in 2013 from some seeds I sent her and are now blooming for the first time.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Merlin and Birgitta

Merlin - (Double Stripe)
Both Merlin and Birgitta are blooming today.
Birgitta - (Double)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Johnny and Stella

Johnny and Stella, two of my borders have been enjoying the warmer weather; both come from an Osbourne Green x Ida cross, I'm trying to create some interesting hardy borders that tolerate the Swedish climate.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ina's Easter Yellow Auriculas

April Moon

Ina a member in the Netherlands has kindly sent some pictures of her Auriculas that are blooming at present. All have a Easter yellow theme. Thank you Ina for sharing your lovely auriculas with us. /Ray
Corn Dolly
Lincoln Bullion
The Golden Key

Friday, April 18, 2014

Newsletter No. 15. Auriculas for Sale

Some of the double auriculas I have for sale just now;
Asbeau, Birgitta, Digby, Doyen, Rose Conjou & Sword.
I've just sent Newsletter No. 15 and the lists of auriculas I have for sale at the present moment to all club members.
If any club member has not recieved it please let me know.
Above is a picture of some of the auriculas I have for sale, not all will be in bud. Below are some pictures of them in full bloom./Ray
Rose Conjou

Monday, April 7, 2014

Anneli still waiting

Anneli which came into bud quite early, see post on the 13th March, is still waiting for some warmer weather to come into full bloom. We’ve had a heavy frost with temperatures around minus 5°C most nights and today is cold and wet; where is spring? /Ray

Friday, April 4, 2014

Rose Conjou, 1st to bloom

Due to ill health I've been unable to get out to my greenhouse for a few days, but what a pleasant surprise to find Rose Conjou in bloom when I opened the greenhouse doors. This perked me up no end, especially as it has yet to get into full growth. Rose Conjou was raised by M & A Sheader in 1986, it has proved to be a hardy double, which does very well here in Sweden./Ray