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.
1 Jun 2012
A ‘Beautiful Demoislle’ admires one of my seedlings.
A damselfly Calopteryx virgo, also
‘Beautiful Demoislle’ rests on one of my auricula seedlings, this is an immature
male which has yet to develop its blue wings. Quite a few are now hatching out
from the three ponds in my garden. /Ray