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.
8 Jun 2012
English Bluebells & Spanish Hybrids
I have both
true English Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and an hybrid (Hyacinthoides
non-scripta x Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’).
Bluebells have a fine scent but spread much slower here in my Swedish garden
than in England. The Spanish Hybrids which came from my mother’s garden in
Cambridgeshire, England have no scent but grow much bigger and have spread much
quicker than the English ones. Even popping up in various other parts of the
garden, presumably spread by birds eating the seeds. /Ray