Previously I lived in Sweden for nearly 20 years and my quest there was to hybridize auriculas to produce ever better plants suitable for the harsh Swedish climate. Whilst living there I also created and run Sweden’s Auricula Club. I've now returned to England to continue growing auriculas together with my daughter-in-law, Iris. Iris is also an enthusiastic & skilful Iris grower; many of her wonderful Irises can be seen on this blog.
14 Mar 2012
28 days to go.
It’s now only 28 days to go until the Nordic Garden Show (Trädgårdsmässan, Stockholm). Some of the auriculas I have been forcing into bloom have been a little too keen to show themselves and have already started to flower. I’m now juggling the temperature & light on some 1000 auriculas so that hopefully I shall have circa 150 to 200 different auriculas in bloom for the show.
Maggie, Monika & Ancient Society have already started to bloom.
Ancient Society & MONIKA are both early bloomers (normaly late April) but Maggie normaly does not bloom until May, so this is very early for her. But with all plants sometimes they do just what they will.