Friday, May 29, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

At last after 6 years.

I bought Cornmeal and Dovedale from England at least six years ago; it's been so long ago I can't remember exactly when. They have struggled to adapt to the Swedish climate as do many of the auriculas I obtain from England; I believe that they are simply not used to the long dark cold winters. It takes a while for these imported auriculas to adapt to the conditions here and the weaker ones simply die off.
But finally Cornmeal has bloomed; not the greatest of grey edges but has large pips. I’ve tried all sorts of feeds and soils but nothing worked until I fed it with Neem Cake, it not only increased in strength but has produced its first pip. Dovedale has also increased in strength after nearly dying a couple of times over the past few years, but no pips yet
Cornmeal, pip.
Dovedale alive but no pips.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rosa's Auriculas

"Jag vill visa min lilla fina aurikelsamling som fick sin boplats i kruka i dag.. Helt underbart fina!"
Rosa's auriculas arrived in good health and are now potted up in their new home.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jannes Trädgårdsaurikel

Here is Janne's (a member in Sweden) Tradgårdsaurikel/Border Auricula which he purchased from a plantmarknad some 3 years ago. I think that the Border Auricula or Trädgårdsaurikel as it is known here in Sweden is much underated class of Auricula.
Below are some pictures of some unamed Trädgårdsaurikel I shall have for sale on my open day.

Trädgårdsaurikel growing at Ribbohyttan.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ina's auriculas in Germany

Brownie Point
 Ina has a very good and varied auricula collection, more can be seen of her wonderful auriculas on her website:

Monday, May 18, 2015

Newsletter Nr.30 sent out, Blooming today, Sonja, Tregor Orange, Sirius, Molly, Lupy Minstral and more

Newsletter Nr.30 has been sent to all members, if you have not received it please let me know. It includes the name s of the seed winners, saving auriculas and auricula exchange.
Here are some of my auriculas which are bloming today.
Tregor Orange
Black Jack
Lupy Minstral

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Blooming today, Stjärnhimmel, Björn, Drakeld, Byting, Åke, Bernadette, Denna Snuffer, Mary.

Stjärnhimmel, fancy
Björn, border
Drakeld, stripe
Byting, border, changes from apricot to lilac.
Åke, self
Bernadette, border
Denna Snuffer, double
Mary, double