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.
21 May 2012
Auriculas in the border.
the auriculas that live permanently in the borders have now started to bloom.
They live here all year round without any protection, they have survived temperatures
down to minus 27°C, the important thing is that
the soil is very well drained. /Ray
Ancient Society in the border.
Osbourne green in the border.
Mother plants in bloom. After blooming they will be divided and the offsets planted up.