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.
31 Aug 2012
Åke meets ÅKE.
Åke is admiring his namesake ÅKE. Åke is very
knowledgeable concerning insects & butterflies and helps me identify the
many strange & beautiful insects in my garden. There were
not so many butterflies on show due the recent wet weather, so it was just as well
that the Auricula named ÅKE decided to put on a late show.