27 Feb 2012
Primula Hirsuta comes into early bloom.
Primula hirsuta which I brought in from the greenhouse to the conservatory in the middle of January has come into early bloom. I have kept it at plus 4°C to 10°C, along with some auriculas that I have also brought in so that I will have some flowering auriculas for my idéträdgård at the Nordiska Trädgårdmässen on the 12th to 15th April. In Sweden they normally bloom at the earliest in late April, blooming at their best in May & June. But hirsuta decided to be especially early, despite me reducing the temperature & light.