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.
11 Jun 2012
Columbines, Beetles and last but not least ‘Lingholm’.
ago I raised many columbines from seed, these original plants have long since disappeared,
but they self-seeded and their offspring can now be found all over the garden.
Some of the
many insects that visit the garden, if anyone can name them please let me know.
‘Lingholm’ is a blue poppy
that has larger but fewer flower heads than the normal blue poppy. It also
tends to live a bit longer, this one has been here for 8 years now. /Ray