Sunday, September 21, 2014

Old England

Old England blooming today
A new edition to my collection this year is a fancy called Old England, it is somewhat similar to Greta, which I have had in my collection for many years.


Friday, September 19, 2014

In bloom today

Here are just some of my auriculas that are blooming today.
Old England

Exhibition mix (Border)

Old Smokey

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A tray of seedlings

A mixed tray of seedlings which I planted on in June are now well established with one or two already in bloom.
A border seedling.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Iris's 'Merlin' is blooming

Iris a member in England has kindly sent these pictures of her Merlin double stripe auricula which is blooming today.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

An offset from Maggan's Exhibition mix in bloom

I took a small un-rooted offset from Maggan's border auricula Exhibition mix in May, it has successfully rooted and has started to bloom. Autumn blooms are rarely as good as the spring ones , but it’s nice to see it blooming. Below is a picture of Maggan’s  main plant.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New arrivals

Some new auriculas have arrived from Drointon in the UK they are Chaffinch (self), Moon Fairy (fancy) and Pinkie Dawn (border), it's now to see if they like their first winter in Sweden. /Ray

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Auricula border

I've refreshed one of my auricula borders, included amongst the mixed border auriculas are some Osbourne Green and RP36. These auriculas stay out the whole year and have no problem with minus teperatures down to minus 27 C.
Osbourne Green

Monday, September 1, 2014

Newsletter No. 20 September

Gunilla blooming today.
Newsletter No. 20 has just been emailed to all members, if you have not received it please let me know.
The newsletter includes a brief article on how my collection started; UK auricula growers who won a  'Silver Gilt' at Chelsea; hints, tips for growing auriculas in Sweden and an Arctic/Alpine Garden in Norway.