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.
13 Jun 2012
problems with a very persistent heron which feasted upon the fish in my formal
pond, I placed an artificial heron next to the pond. I had read in an English garden
pond book that this would keep real herons away; I must admit I was very doubtful
that this would work, but it has. I have not seen a heron near the pond for the past
three years. The pond now contains Blue Orfe, Goldfish, Crucian and Prussian Carp. /Ray