Friday, February 19, 2016

American Primrose Society

The club has been mentioned in the winter 2016 quarterly publiction of the American Primrose Society.
For all those interested in Primulas a visit to their website is well worth a visit.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Minus 12 and a little snow

Cold frames in the morning sun.
I have a problem with some small creature eating some of my auriculas in the greenhouse, I have put out some traps to try and put an end to the pesky thing.
Totally eaten!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Newsletter No. 35, 'Auricula seeds for sale'

I have just emailed Newsletter No. 35 to all members.
In the newsletter it gives information about the Auricula seed I have available to members.
The packets include a mixture from both hand and open pollinated seed which I collected from my named Auriculas in 2015.
Growing Auriculas from seed is quite easy and it is always exciting to see the resulting seedlings coming into bloom a couple of years later.
Auricula seeds
 Below are some pictures of seedlings raised from open pollinated auricula seeds

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Iris's auriculas blooming in England

Some of Iris's auriculas in England are already starting to bloom.