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 Sep 2012
A Red Admiral, a Camberwell Beauty & Brimstones.
Red Admiral Vanessa atlanta
The butterflies we looked for yesterday decided
to put in appearance today. The brighter weather brought them out to play, in
addition to the Admiral, Camberwell Beauty and Brimstones there were also some
Peacocks and Tortoiseshells but they were too quick for an old man with a