Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Snow, but still blooming

The snow has arrived.
The snow has finally arrived, but despite this some auriculas are still blooming in the frames and greenhouse
Helen Barter

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blooming today


Babe Magnet


Seedling found blooming in an open border



Thursday, October 29, 2015

Badger disturbance

Our resident badger has once again dug up one my auricula borders in search for worms. Luckily as we have a mild autumn and the ground is as yet still not frozen, I managed to replant them.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Blooming today

A few of my auriculas are still blooming.
Blue Chip

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Newly planted auriculas

In a shady part of the garden I have an old concrete ring; I have planted some of the many surplus divisions I have in it. Some are already in bloom.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stonehenge & Auriculas

Whilst visiting my son & daughter-in-law in Salisbury, I visited Stonehenge; I also had the opportunity to admire Iris's auricula collection.
Iris's Black Jack
Iris's Auricula Theatre
One of Iri's own seedlings
Iris's Mona

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Patricia's, Auricula Theatre & Auriculas in Belguim

Patricia a new member in Belgium has kindly sent some pictures of her Auricula Theatre and Auriculas for us to enjoy.
 Welcome to Sweden's Auricula Club Patricia.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Double Seedling

This seedling has just come into bloom, as can be seen not all seeds taken from double auriculas result in a succesful double; this one will be planted in one of my auricula borders. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Black Jack in England and Sweden

Black Jack is a commercially raised auricula and sometimes can be difficult to get to bloom well. Iris a member in England has succeeded in getting hers to bloom very well, as can be seen in the above picture. My Black Jack, here in Sweden, has bloomed much redder than I anticipated, this could be due to me feeding it with 'neem cake' or this is not a true Black Jack, or I've been told that Black Jack is raised commercially by cloning and it could be that this may be one of the side effects of mass producing auriculas by cloning. I will see how it blooms next year.
Iris's 'Sofia' with seed head